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A Judge's Journey by Lord Dyson

A Judge's Journey

Lord Dyson

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 5 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781509927845
4 stars out of 5
Rachel Holmes
21 Aug 2019

"deftly combines humility, humanity and historical context"

Dyson is the grandson of eastern European Jewish migrants (his father changed his surname from Dytch), who attended Leeds Grammar School before studying classics at Oxford and embarking on a lifetime of law. He writes personally as well as analytically about the private and professional, unafraid of discussing doubts and “reverses” – overcoming anti-Semitism, shyness, a very serious burns injury, ME and depression. Though a man of the establishment, his European, Jewish and Yorkshire roots come out as strongly as his love of family, mountain walking and music. These blend well with his commitment to justice and human rights, and his ultimate vocation in judicial public service.