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The Faces of Justice: A Traveller's Report

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Novelist Sybille Bedford watched courts closely—and with remarkable insight—in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France, and she found stories of human frailty and impulsive action, among both the defendants facing judgment in court and even the judges and juries deciding their fates. Their tales are fascinating and resonate today.

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Hardcover, 316 pages
Published 1961 by Simon and Schuster
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A great journalist observes ordinary trials in different European countries in 1961 - about the same time that Hannah Arendt was observing Eichmann and judging his captors. A brilliant exercise in amateur but highly intelligent comparative practical law.
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Sybille Bedford, OBE (16 March 1911 – 17 February 2006) was a German-born English writer. Many of her works are partly autobiographical. Julia Neuberger proclaimed her "the finest woman writer of the 20th century" while Bruce Chatwin saw her as "one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern English prose.

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