Ex Freehills lawyer pens a book...
04 May 2012
Former Freehills lawyer Ralph Graydon has written a novel about his experiences as an expat lawyer in London. Happily, it's a far cry from the writings of RollOnFriday's all-time favourite expat lawyer
Graydon's debut novel, Page Three: A very London Story,
is described on Amazon
as a "fast-paced, familiar and laugh-out-loud funny
" book that "threatens to ruin Anglo-Australian relations forever
". Sounds good.
The book centres on Sydney lawyer, Paul Fletcher, who moves to London, together with his publicist wife, to try to make it as a writer. But, inevitably, it all goes wrong as Fletcher's wife betrays him, his life falls apart and he descends into "an orgy of drinking and television watching
". Don't you hate it when that happens?
||Life as an aspiring writer
Despite having moved to London with his publicist wife to further his dreams of a writing career, Graydon claims the book is not based on his own life. He told Lawyers Weekly
"Although the wife in the novel is a vegetarian and works in publishing - much like my own - none of the characters are identically based on people I know
". If you're keen to read more, and unconcerned about Anglo-Australian relations, you can snap up a copy now on Amazon for the princely sum of $5.12.
Freehills has form for inspiring literary offerings. This time last year, the world clapped its collective hands in joy
at the publication of Freehills - a history of Australia's first national law firm,
a crazy ride through the firm's tax bills and name changes. It failed to trouble the best-seller lists.