9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Interesting but not necessarily accurate,
By A Customer
This review is from: My Brief Career: The Trials of a Young Lawyer (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading My Brief Career even though it only took me only 3 hours! One point to note with this book is that the letters are large and pages are well indexed so it is a short read.
It is, at times, very funny (almost laugh out loud funny) and offers an interesting insight into pupilage. I am not sure however if it accurately reflects what most people experience during their time at the Bar. Furthermore, throughout the book I got the feeling that many of the criticisms Harry Mount was making were essentially premised on the fact that he chose a profession that didn't fit his personality - hence he found pupilage rather dull. He is clearly much better suited to being a journalist.
That said, I have given this book 4 stars. It is very readable. It is light reading - great for a plane flight or holiday. I don't think it would put me off the Bar but it certainly gives an interesting insight into what it could me like.