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Welcome to Farr & Beyond, the extraordinary law firm whose clients come from the land of literature

When Jack chopped down the Beanstalk, were there issues of negligence involved when it landed on nearby farms?


What happens when Dr. Frankenstein's Monster sues his creator?


Author Kenneth Smookler, Q.C. puts a legal twist on some of our favourite stories with laugh-out-loud results


Original, inventive, hilarious — a wickedly funny take on our traditional tales.

You'll never look at these stories the same way again!


Available November 25, 2016

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The Perfect Gift for anyone on your list with a love of the absurd and whimsical

Farr & Beyond

By Kenneth M. Smookler, QC

A Comic Fantasy – The Perfect Holiday Gift!

Welcome to Farr & Beyond, the extraordinary law firm that isn’t limited by time, space, or reality.

Meet their clients from the land of literature: Dracula, Cinderella, the Pied Piper, Brünnhilde, Aesop, Hansel & Gretel, Captain Nemo, and many, many more, and find out what happens when they hire a lawyer!

Enjoy the tongue-in-cheek legal issues that Farr & Beyond finds lurking within our traditional tales and fables. Why does Merlin charge an assistant with arboreal kidnapping, Frankenstein’s monster accuse his creator of negligence, or William Tell’s son sue his father for reckless endangerment?

Discover how Farr & Beyond’s law teams clear Ali Baba on a charge of the murder of 40 thieves; secure damages for defamation and non-payment of extermination fees for the Pied Piper; and deal with the claims and summonses filed against Cinderella by her stepmother and stepsisters.

Let author Kenneth M. Smookler, a retired Toronto lawyer and aficionado of all things mysterious, take you on an out-of-this-world trip to a place where the law meets fantasy with laugh-out-loud results.

Paperback, 128 pages
$19.95 CAD, $16.95 USD

Published by
Wall & Emerson, Inc.


Distributed by
University of Toronto Press