Canbury Press is to publish a gripping legal memoir by a QC who has fought some of the biggest murder trials in Britain.
Under the Wig: A Lawyer’s Stories, of Murder, Guilt and Innocence will recount William Clegg’s rich experiences in the top echelon of the English criminal law over the past 40 years.
Clegg is head of chambers at 2 Bedford Row — one of the top four criminal sets in London — and has fought more than 100 murder cases, more than anyone else currently practising at the English Bar.
His book will deal with the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common, the execution of Jill Dando, the trial of paratrooper Lee Clegg, Britain’s first prosecution for Nazi war crimes, and the murder of Joanne Yeates.
Two collections of online health reports commissioned by Wellcome, the global health charity, are to be published in print by Canbury Press.
Canbury Press is looking for a young writer to tell the story of Generation Rent.
If you are successful, you will land a book deal, to write about the subject for Canbury Press.
1. Be a member of 'Generation Rent' – ie, a young adult in a decent job who is unable to get on the housing ladder
2. Have done some writing previously, whether in professional journalism for newspapers, magazines or websites,
or unpaid such as on Facebook or Wordpress
3. Have something pithy, sassy and coherent to say about the situation in which you and your friends find yourselves
4. Be able to draw on personal experience as well as the wider political context to make your points
5. Be able to suggest some practical ways to solve the problem of Generation Rent (looking at government housing policy as well as individual action).
Writers should apply in writing, answering all five questions, with sample of writing and contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entries is 4pm Friday 8th December 2017. No entry received after this time will be acknowledged or considered.
Best of luck,
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