Peter Allen is, without a shadow of the doubt, one of the most inspirational and humorous writers of the decade. With a rare charm and wry wit, Allen throws the spotlight onto the world of Fleet Street skulduggery. Many top journalists in Allen's position might be tempted to be big-headed and boast about their amazing coup. But with refreshing modesty, Allen tells the story like it is - poking fun at both himself and the rest of the hapless Fleet Street mob. If you buy one book this year, make sure it's this one. This review may sound a bit over the top - but I can assure I mean every word of it. Allen is a one-off, and his genuine talent is wasted on the Daily Mail. I only wish that he would turn himself to being a full-time writer, as I can't wait for his next offering.