I like all of this series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Shaeffler, but this is my favourite. I love reading it aloud. The rhythm of the writing is just perfect, with the same sort of flavour as Sophocles, or Miffy.
It used to be a favourite of my children but now they are getting too old for it.
The authors' thoroughness in their own research and their familiarity with the extensive academic literature on contract drafting - of which I as a practitioner was completely unaware - makes reading this book a necessity for any lawyer working in sovereign debt, and advisable for all lawyers drafting contracts of any kind. Gulati and Scott describe the background and then examine a number of theories as to why such an apparently ambiguous clause is present in almost all sovereign debt instruments. For such a dry subject, it is a very good read. The book is also very well produced: printed on good paper, nicely bound (the hardback edition) and containing a very good index and endnotes (I… Read more
I use these for general wear as ordinary trainers, and for outdoor runs on sharp ground. They are great either with or without socks. The low heel feels good for my posture. A doctor told me that I had "fallen arches" and wanted me to wear special insoles but in fact it was just a question of posture that I have fixed - at least when I am barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes - by paying attention to the position of my knees, ankles and feet (cf Alexander Technique).
For running on the treadmill in the gym, I wear my Fivefingers, which are perfect for that use but whose soles are too thin for the paths near my home (some sort of concrete with sharp stones). (I think you can get… Read more