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Lady Hale to star in new children’s book

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Crowdfunding appeal seeks £25,000 for publication

Lady Hale is to be the subject of a new illustrated children’s book.

The book, Judge Brenda: Equal to Everything, tells the story of a girl brought up in the North Yorkshire countryside who went on to become president of the Supreme Court, the most senior judge in the country. Along the way, it will pay ode to former family lawyer Hale’s judgments and pioneering legal reforms, including the Children Act 1989, which is widely considered one of the UK’s most important pieces of legislation protecting children.

Illustrations from the book. Image credit: Henny Beaumont

Commenting on the possibility of becoming the star of a new children’s book, Hale said:

“It’s been an amazing life and I’m thrilled at the idea of making it into a picture book to entertain and inspire young people.”

Hale’s incredible achievements aside, the book will also introduce children to mature concepts such as the legal system, access to justice and the rule of law.

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A crowdfunding campaign, launched by Legal Action Group (LAG), aims to raise £25,000 to cover the book’s creation and production costs. Over £3,000 has been pledged so far.

If successful, Hale’s story will be published in 2019 and will mark 100 years since women were first able to become lawyers. The book’s creative team includes Henny Beaumont, an artist and illustrator, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, a writer and reporter, and Afua Hirsch, a writer, broadcaster and former barrister.

News of Hale’s new book comes a year after the publication of The Supreme Court: A guide for bears, a short picture book by court artist and bear-lover Isobel Williams. It serves as an easy-to-read introduction to the Supreme Court and its function, told with the help of teddies.

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26 Comments

Anonymous

25k! Self publish on amazon.

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Anonymous

Who cares? Lady Hale is a nobody with no cash no bling no snowmobiles

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Anonymous

Why do the left always want to brainwash children?

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Why do the right consider a picture book about a British lawyer and judge to be “brainwashing” just because the person in question is a woman?

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Anonymous

WTF

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Anonymous

Katie has finally published her life’s work then?

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Anonymous

Why does Lady Hale look like she’s about to sneeze in the second picture?

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Anonymous

I can’t wait for Lady Hale’s mandatory retirement, when we can finally put all this silly nonsense behind us.

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KK

NEVER! SHE IS MY BEYONCE FOR EVER!

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Anonymous

Lady ‘Bae’le

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Anonymous

Does it mention her divorce which is a very empowering feminist story?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Who cares?

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

We’ll never know now who should care. Thanks Alex. Sigh.

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Lady Shit

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The archbishop of banter

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Anonymous

Ask your dad.

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Anonymous

I can’t he’s too busy deep dicking your aunt

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Anonymous

I guess he’s finished with your aunt then?

Judge hobosexual

I’ll sentence you to giving lady Hale a tongue enema!

Anonymous

Is this Katie’s brainchild?

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Anonymous

After reading these horrible comments, as a guy, I would like to state that I have an enormous amount of respect and admiration for Lady Hale and I will be buying the book!

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Anonymous

lol cuck

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Anonymous

Hi Katie x

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Anonymous

This will reflect Lady Hale’s life and work eh?

So this kids’ book will follow the pattern of her Ladyship’s judgments: 298 densely worded paragraphs, at least 169 of which will be given over to the legal imperative of promoting the welfare of children even though it’s got nothing to do with the story.

And the blurb on the front will be written by Katie King and therefore include the words Beyoncé, heroine, wannabe, Spice Girl, quota, representation, discrimination, rookie and Bristol.

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