To Be FairRiddell, Rosemary
When Rosemary Riddell became a lawyer at age 40 and later a District Court judge, she was well prepared for her role in the courtroom by her previous experience as an actor and film director. Following the change of script, the author spent fourteen years on the bench dispensing justice and observing at close range the ills and challenges of NZ society.
Insightful, thought-provoking and often highly entertaining, this relaxed memoir offers a unique view of our justice system and the more personal story of a wife, mother and concerned citizen. [Larger font]
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"A warm, revealing insight into what it is like to be a district court judge with many amusing examples."
"Well-written and well-constructed."
"It's a quick and easy read but full of humour and insights into our judicial system."
"Great to read a woman judge's views from the bench."
"This book gives a human face to someone who sits in judgement of others, something many find an uneasy position."
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is written in a very relaxed style."
"The author does leap from one subject to another and it can be distracting."