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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408801140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408801147
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A wonderful, racing read - well-drawn, smartly plotted and laugh out loud' Jeremy Vine, broadcaster 'A cross between The Talented Mr Ripley, Rumpole and Bridget Jones's Diary ... a gallop of a read' The Times 'In ever-more wicked and devilishly-funny ways, from hacking into someone's Facebook page to committing identity fraud, BabyB tumbles down the slippery slope from eager competitiveness to underhand racketeering faster than you can say "Objection your honour"' Big Issue 'For all those aspiring advocates who believe they are entering a glamorous or even principled profession, this book is essential reading.' Independent

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An absolute joy of a book - very cleverly structured, beautifully written, and finding a neat balance between the entirely plausible and jaw-dropping absurd. BabyBarista will ring all too familiar bells for those who've been there and done all that, and gives the rest of us a fascinating glimpse inside the archaic (and astonishing) world of the English Bar. A classic page-turner that you really don't want to end, with an above-average quota of LOL moments.
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Machiavelli didn't write about trainee barristers, but if he had done so he may well have come up with BabyBarista - the narrator of this excellent book, and one of four pupils fighting for a single tenancy at a legal chambers. Seeking to impress the established tenants whilst attempting to facilitate the downfall of his competitors, BabyB resorts to increasingly underhand tactics to secure the place; usually with unexpected and hilarious results.

As with all good books the action revolves around some carefully crafted (and crafty) characters, most of whom are referred to by their `blog' titles throughout - a modern and very pleasing touch. Tim Kevan has drawn on his own experience as a barrister to bring us into a rarefied legal world in a style that is both entertaining and illuminating. If we believe that barristers are the very epitome of probity, then we evidently do so at our peril.

BabyBarista and the Art of War is a well-written, well-paced, very funny page-turner and one of the most enjoyable books I have read for a long time. I look forward to following more adventures of this fascinating character.
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As a lawyer it is always dangerous reading books from fellow lawyers-for fear of disappointment. However on this occassion there was not even a semblance of disappointment. From start to finish you find yourself wondering if you are reading a Biography or a fiction novel. Anyone who has any involvement with the Law, and indeed many who haven't, will be able to identify with some of the main protagonists,and indeed may even be able to recognise themselves depicted in the prose-notwithstanding the Author's disclaimer at the outset!! No doubt Mr Kevan fears the potential law-suits that could follow. The twist in the final chapter is the icing on the cake in what is a thoroughly entertaining read, at all levels, from start to finish. I defy anyone not to enjoy this extremely well written, intelligent novel. It has left me two things to do:
1. Purchase Mr Kevan's other tome-"Why Lawyers Should Surf" and
2. Use the book as a stocking filler for all of my other friends.

NOTE TO SELF; Order half a dozen copies of BabyB before December 25th!!
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It's hard to put this book down once you start reading it and characters are brilliantly described,however 4 stars because I am somewhat surprised at the moral of the story (so you get to become tenant by stitching people up?).Also found it disgusting that he played a practical joke on pregnant woman
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This is a wonderful, pacy, read: the characters are perfectly drawn, fabulously funny and Kevan sheds light on a world that no television drama would or could ever dare to expose. Written with obvious authority, this is a laugh-out-loud legal comedy that exposes the idiosyncrasies of the modern Bar. In particular I loved BabyBarista's attempts to find a one-size-fits-all winning formula for success in court - blindly interpreting the styles of other more senior advocates - so true!
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Now, if this doesn't provoke a whole heap of comments, no doubt mainly derogatory, nothing will. This being the silly season it seems like an ideal time to ask the question. And I'm not going to tell you the answer. Instead I suggest you read Tim Kevan's new book "Baby Barista and the Art of War", just published by Bloomsbury and which is based on his blog in The Times. Tim is also a barrister, albeit he is currently taking a break from practising in favour of surfing in Devon and walking his dog.

It's a thoroughly amusing read and should be required reading for anyone contemplating a career at the Bar (or as a solicitor, we don't come out too well either). It's the story of a "Pupil" (newly-qualified) barrister training in Chambers trying to outwit and outmanoeuvre the three other pupils in the hunt for the holy grail at the Bar; a tenancy in Chambers. The characters are all vividly drawn and credible; the situations the characters find themselves in all give a real flavour of litigation from the side of the practitioner. There's plenty to amuse both lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

It's not just a comedy though. He also touches on big issues such as the independence of the Bar which will become much more of a live issue now that solicitors and barristers can go into partnership together since the introduction of Legal Disciplinary Partnerships last April.
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