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Retired judge Rosemary Riddell shares her reminiscences of life on the bench, complete with its humour, frustrations and poignant moments. A unique glimpse into a world most of us can only imagine, her story is a fascinating commentary on New Zealand life from the point of view of a woman involved in the top levels of our justice system.
About the Author
Judge Rosemary Riddell has led a colourful life, starting in radio and acting, OE, parenthood and then late-start education that saw her become a lawyer in her 40s and go on to be appointed a Family Court Judge. She has also directed films, winning the Moondance Festival in Hollywood with her movie Cake Tin, then directing The Insatiable Moon, which won two NZ Film Awards. She now lives in Otago.