"Caught" by Victoria Bean (English Edition)
Court is where you go when you get caught. It s a temple of justice, a tragic theatre, a circus, a long-running soap and a revolving door. Victoria Bean spent a year in Horseferry Road Magistrate s Court, recording in verse the high-drama and low-comedy of the English justice system. Caught is a wholly unique take on everyday life in a busy courtroom and its cast of thieves, drunks, kerb-crawlers and dealers who come before the bench each day in despair, bewilderment and indifference. All human life is here the strong and the weak, the hopeless and hapless, the users and losers, the innocent and the guilty, the banged-up and the free.