30 Nov 2009 – Amazon

The book that goes side-by-side with the TV series – as Marr says in the introduction, there are certainly different levels of detail on different events and strands in the two.  Another excellent read with lots of detail and some good pictures too.  Marr can come across as a bit arrogant, laying down his opinions on people and situtations very firmly, but then he is very intelligent and well-read.  My only criticism of the reading experience is that I read it perhaps too close to watching the series, so some of it seemed repetitive when it in fact wasn’t.  But – entertaining and informative – so glad I saw and read it.