"Extraordinary... Prepare to be inspired" (Sunday Telegraph
"Bernard Levin once told me that journalism was "half gossip, half obsession, half slog and half madness". If that's true Play it Again
is a minor classic from a major hack...it's about a stressed, insanely busy middle-aged person finding time to cultivate a hobby and discovering that his inner fire has been rekindled. That's a lesson we all need." (Richard Morrison The Times
"As soon as you enter the pages you are hooked, not just by the efforts to overcome this elusive piece through curiousity and courage, but by the clear way in which the diary takes the reader into the murky world of WikiLeaks and the still more polluted waters of phone hacking by News International... Riveting stuff... Play It Again
is a hugely enjoyable, touching and informative volume" (Literary Review
"An absorbing and technically detailed book… Rusbridger is a vivid writer who is able to make the physical experience of playing the piano…very gripping." (Nicholas Kenyon Times Literary Supplement
"In his page-turning diary, Chopin has to make room for Julian Assange, Leveson and the hacking scandal… This charming, nimble, book argues that a life cannot be too rounded nor a day too full." (Daily Telegraph
editor's account of a remarkable musical challenge during an extraordinary year for news.