As a distinguished after-dinner speaker, Peter Mason has never been short of material for a speech. Since 1938 he has collected anecdotes, quotations and amusing stories from a multitude of sources. In his foreword, the Chief Justice of England, Lord Woolf, observes that Peter Mason was not only a very good judge, but also a very popular member of both the Bar and the Bench. Part of his popularity is no doubt attributable to his ability to deliver a humorous story on almost any topic that anyone raises! This book is a superb example of what a miscellany of this kind should be.