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on 23 May 2003
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Written as a play, with two movie adaptations, about a father's battle to vindicate his son, expelled from a naval academy for
allegedly cashing a stolen money order, through the help of an emotionally-detached but brilliant barrister.
Beyond the "battle waged by innocence against injustice", it is the insight into the members of the Winslow family and the people around them that is most engaging.
And though the innocence of the boy is never straightforwardly proven--obviously, the burden of proof is on the prosecution, with any failure necessarily resulting on the preservation of the presumption of innocence--the unwavering determination to defend the son's and the family's honour, the disregard for material cost, and the preservation of dignity in the family's conduct amid the turmoil, made me proud to be English.
I already have spare copies to give to my yet-to-be-born son, and to all my future godsons.
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on 6 July 2013
There are several themes but central is the importance of justice. The characters see it differently. One's attention is held throughout.
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on 13 May 2003
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Written as a play, with two movie adaptations, about a father's battle to vindicate his son, expelled from a naval academy for allegedly cashing a stolen money order, through the help of an emotionally-detached but brilliant barrister.
Beyond the "battle waged by innocence against injustice", it is the insight into the members of the Winslow family and the people around them that is most engaging.
And though the innocence of the boy is never straightforwardly proven--obviously, the burden of proof is on the prosecution, with any failure necessarily resulting on the preservation of the presumption of innocence--the unwavering determination to defend the son's and the family's honour, the disregard for material cost, and the preservation of dignity in the family's conduct amid the turmoil, made me proud to be English.
I have spare copies to give to my yet-to-be-born son, and to all my future godsons.
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on 19 August 2015
Absolutely fan-dabi-dozi
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on 16 May 2016
Good!!!
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on 11 March 2002
Set just before the First World War, a ordinary family with 3 children send the youngest to boarding school. While at school the boy is accused of stealing a postal order, and expelled. The story is about the conflict of the time, and the battle between an aging father trying to clear his son's name, aswell as bringing justice to the government which raises some issues that were on going at the time.
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