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A Night at the Inns and Other Stories by Henry Murphy

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Book Description

Dermot McNamara, barrister, who last appeared in Brief Cases,

continues his journey through life inside and outside the courts of

Ireland. Now somewhat established as a junior counsel, the pigeonhole is

rarely empty but Dermot must try to ensure the continuity of the thin

stream of briefs coming his way, while, at the same time, dealing with

the many demands of his solicitors, the eccentricities of judges, the

responsibilities of family life and the success of his wife’s own legal

career. 

Such pleasures as those partaken of in A Night at the Inns really

do not help his chances, but there may be some hope of redemption if he

succeeds for his illustrious Fitzwilliam Square solicitor, Mr Philips,

while they are both 'Down from Dublin'. Back at base in The Four Courts,

Dermot tackles a case that arises from the unfortunate results of a long

St Patrick’s Day in the Pink Palace bar. Were the adventures of

ecumenical affairs correspondent Barbara Sorenson on the Costa del Sol

as compromising as a daily newspaper alleges? Dermot must prove to the

contrary, against all odds and the mysterious disappearance of senior

counsel at the crucial moment. 

Where the living of life interacts with the dispensing of

justice, Dermot McNamara plies his trade. As he continues to strive for

success, he describes with humour the lapses in communication,

misunderstandings and occasional bombshells that hinder his professional

career, and can turn a serious day in court into something verging on

the farcical.


  • ISBN: 9781842182291 |
  • Hardcover: 211 pages |
  • Publisher: Orpen Press |
  • Publication date: |
  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook