Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ten of the best lawyers in fiction

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best lawyers in literature.

One lawyer on the list:
Euan MacIntyre

It is unlikely a wealthy young lawyer and racehorse owner should be a good egg, but in AS Byatt's Possession that's just what he is. Euan's legal knowhow is instrumental in wresting the Ash/LaMotte letters from the nefarious Mortimer Cropper, and he sportingly seduces the hero's girlfriend, allowing him to go off with the heroine, Maud.
Read about all ten lawyers on the list.

Possession also appears on Mullan's lists of ten of the best locks of hair in fiction and ten of the best graveyard scenes in fiction, and on Christina Koning's top six romances critic's chart.

--Marshal Zeringue