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Bugle and Yarrington: Love, Law and Laughter in London

ISBN13: 9781910369012
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Blue Mark Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £14.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781910369074

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Bugle and Yarrington: Love, Law and laughter in London is a magnificent romp through London's legal world of the noughties. Solicitor James James is unexpectedly promoted to partner in the Mayfair firm of Bugle & Yarrington while he is still wondering how and why he became a lawyer in the first place. This worry is, however, soon forgotten when the more vexing issue of attractive women confronts him.

James' normally less than logical and clear-headed thinking is further muddled as he tries to steer his personal life into bed and his professional life away from disaster. James James writes this comic legal satire with lightness and humour, and along with the laughter may be glimpsed the emergent struggle of a humane young man.

James James, is a lawyer by profession. Don't hold it against him. Encouraged by both colleagues and adversaries who saw frequent humour in his court appearances and glimmers of literary genius in his letter writing and drafting, James began to formulate ideas. Before long, he couldn't keep Bugle and Yarrington in his head any longer, so he wrote this memoir down. If, as a result of his writing, his legal career suffers, James is more than happy to write another book. James has lived and worked in London all his adult life.

Here are some 'reviews' of Bugle & Yarrington written by various eminent literati of the legal world. Some (perhaps not wishing to put their name to this slightly saucy spoof) may have chosen to remain anonymous.

A startlingly accurate portrayal of the modern Legal world in London, and very funny to boot
The Legal review of Fiction

A disgraceful and thouroughly unrealistic account of the legal profession and especially of barristers. Made me laugh though
Reginald Raymond QC, Barrister, 7 Queen's Bench Row

Satire on our profession at its best. I'm jolly glad James James didn't write about my firm, but I do wish we had more secretaries like Emily
Ivor Fink, Senior Partner, Priest and Parsons

Biography, Legal Humour
Back to Work
Bugle Yarrington and I
The Offices
An Offer
The Ritz
George Teddy
The Worst Month
The Partners Meet
Mary and Martha
A February Friday
Saint Matthew
Sloane Ranger
Valentine's Day
Third Time Unlucky
The Ides of March
The Architects Ball
April Fool
Trainee Gossip
Further Admissions
The Magic Flute
Charlie Somers
The Lincoln's Inn Garden Party
Matters Progress
Emily's First Hanging
Dating Games
Court and Quartets
Three Paintings
Breakup Causes Rifts
Queen's Bench Row
The Natural History Museum
All Quiet on the West-One Front
My Faults
Life Goes On
All at Sea
The Mysteries of Shipping Law
Hidden Art
Counsel's Advice
Bugle is Frank
Hard Work Pays
All Change Please
A Room with a View
Anger Management
Alone Again
Private View
The Last Supper
Christmas Lights
Six Foot Long Six Inches Short
The Last Week at Work
A Christmas Party & Some Mistletoe
Newtonian Theory
Christmas day