Tale 3 – My Czech Mate

It’s a truism that if you want to know how a culture works, you should join in with it. The Soviet Union’s application of its laws to the people was no different to the way many other countries operated, and still do today i.e. in a black economy. In my law student days, a senior […]

Tale 2 – Two Degrees of Separation from President John F Kennedy

In 1990 the American playwright, John Gaure, wrote the comedy drama Six Degrees of Separation. It became an immediate Broadway hit and spawned the 1993 movie of the same name, starring Stockard Channing and Will Smith. It was based on a true story about a well-spoken black youth who inveigled his way into New York […]

Tale 1 – Telephone law

Many of the characters in my books are composites of people I have met. They had to be, primarily because their real life activities were so interesting and introduced me to a world of which I was wholly ignorant until I began working as a commercial lawyer in USSR/Russia. I have been reading Russian literature […]