To call Mike McGear a photographer would not be unreasonable. He modestly brushes off the title in the book's introduction because that has never been his full-time job (he was singer with 1960s beat/comedy group The Scaffold). However he does have technical ability and a certain artistic eye. More importantly, as brother of Paul McCartney, he was in the right place at the right time during the childhood of Sir Paul and the early days of the Beatles. The images he captured during those days are priceless. The leather suited band shots of the group before they were being snapped by every photographer in a fifty-mile radius tell their own story. There are also some more thoughtful shots of individual group members. The technical quality of these suffers a bit through McGear's lack of experience, but it would be churlish to exclude such unique perspectives on those grounds. The pictures also show some general Liverpool scenes, circa 1960, some family shots of the McCartney brothers and their dad, and shots of The Scaffold during their brush with success. This is worth getting if you're a Beatles fan, otherwise, worth a look just for the glimpse of social history this thoughtful photographer's work gives us.