If you haven't ever read a law book, and you are pretty certain you will never read another - read this one. Astonishingly it is a read in one sitting (ish) pot boiler and gives all the history you need to know to understand why good law is so vitally important in our increasingly complex and overcrowded world.
You will not regret shelling out a tenner or so for this book and will be rewarded with a concise explanation of what law is, what it does, how it protects us and why we need it so much - written by a man whose crystal clear insights are a joy. Do it. Read it.
It's worth the cover money just to learn exactly why it is the Iraq invasion was illegal - but is much, much more than that.