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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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As Far as I Remember

ISBN13: 9781841135656
ISBN: 1841135658
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition out of print, ISBN13 9781901362879

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In the first part of his memoir, the author reveals his family history and his Germanic roots. His father, Alfred Kerr, was a well-known drama critic and intellectual, whose writings were widely known throughout Germany during the Weimar Republic. As Jews, the Kerrs were forced to flee their homeland before the outbreak of World War II, but the author tells of a predominantly happy childhood spent in such varied places as Germany, Switzerland, France and England.

Kerr's memoirs also tell of his years at Aldenham and Cambridge and his assimilation into the English way of life. They also relate the story of his internment as an ""enemy alien"" during the early years of World War II and of his subsequent service as a crack pilot for the Royal Air Force. After the war, the author returned to Cambridge to finish his law degree. He was subsequently urged to go to the Bar.

The final chapters of this autobiography are devoted to chronicling the author's glittering legal career as a leading commercial silk and, ultimately, Judge of Appeals.

The beginning
my father and his family
my grandparents
my mother
my father's work
my parents together
my sister
the early years
the twenties
an interlude - "fast forward"
to France
Paris - the beginning
Lycee Michelet
the Fizaines (and others)
Paris - the second year
to Nice
our parents in London
the end of the Lycee de Nice
the promised land
the first year
the final end of Nice
the phoney war - Cambridge
the real war starts
the Isle of Man
another interlude - "fast forward"
the Blitz - back to Aldenham - the RAF
air crew cadet
learning to teach flying
flying instructor back in Cambridge
twin engines
joining a Wellington crew
twin engines
612. Squadron
the war in Europe ends
post-war Cambridge
going to the Bar
my mother leaves
my father's death
a postscript
beginnings at the Bar
marriage, etc
my mother in Germany
a painful family reunion
my mother's death
end of a generation
the second half
the junior Bar
some highlights
towards the end of the Bar
the Bench?
life as a judge
the Law Commission
the Court of Appeal
a new profession
a resurrection
annexe - the Macao Sardine Case.