Harry Mount Amo, Amas, Amat... And All That

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Amo, Amas, Amat... And All That

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Harry Mount read Classics at Oxford and was a Latin tutor before becoming New York correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. His memoir of his time as a barrister's pupil, My Brief Career - the Trials of a Young Lawyer is also published by Short Books.

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