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Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Note: "Reggie Perrin" was my original internet pseudonym, and this blog used to be called "Reggie's Blog".

I took my nom de net from this cult BBC comedy classic.  Originally broadcast in 1976-1979, it chronicled the nervous breakdown and subsequent improbable adventures of a middle-aged office worker.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Letters of the Law

English law has spawned not only a vast body of technical writing but also a body of what can more convincingly be called literature.  In this post, I want to survey some of the most outstanding examples of English legal literature.