As legislation, the Outlawries
Bill alleges that some officers of the Crown were denying people their fundamental rights, and yet it did so in a way that did not indict the monarch, a point buttressed by the fact that this was an area of public policy over which Parliament had already successfully legislated, so it could not be seen as sedition on the part of the mover.
In the preface to the sixth (1960) edition he noted with satisfaction that, including the original Tokyo version, 7,000 copies had now been printed, and added, "Remarkable for a small English reading public, isn't it?"(47) In 1960 he also published Outlaws against Outlawries
, a two volume (more than 400 pages) collection of cops-and-robbers stories whose content is nearly as inscrutable as the title.(48)