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The Resource Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back, Bri Lee

Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back, Bri Lee

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Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
Title
Eggshell skull
Title remainder
a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
Statement of responsibility
Bri Lee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
EGGSHELL SKULL: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland-where justice can look very different, especially for women. The injustice Bri witnessed, mourned and raged over every day finally forced her to confront her own personal history, one she'd vowed never to tell. And this is how, after years of struggle, she found herself on the other side of the courtroom, telling her story. Bri Lee has written a fierce and eloquent memoir that addresses both her own reckoning with the past as well as with the stories around her, to speak the truth with wit, empathy and unflinching courage. Eggshell Skull is a haunting appraisal of modern Australia from a new and essential voice
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Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2019.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award, 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
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10659586
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Lee, Bri
Dewey number
345.41
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lee, Bri
  • Women lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Children of police
  • Victims of crimes
  • Authors, Australian
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Victims of crime
Target audience
adult
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a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back
Label
Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back, Bri Lee
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062295806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781760295776
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037022432
Label
Eggshell skull : a memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back, Bri Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062295806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781760295776
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037022432

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