Jasper Gerard's writing style is easy to read and is peppered with humour.
His book provides a useful summary of the history of Liberalism, and what the term has meant at various stages in its turbulent history, taking us from the Whigs to the great reforming Liberal Government of Lloyd George, through it's serious decline to virtual extinction in the mid-twentieth century, and the subsequent slow but steady revival via the merger with the SDP to the current point in history which finds Liberalism once again at the heart of government as a Coalition partner.
Since the author is both an acquaintance of Clegg and a Liberal supporter one might expect this account to be a fawning, sycophantic whitewash job, but it isn't. There is much insight into the machinations of the Liberal Party (now the Liberal Democratic Party) including a certain amount of character assassination of some of the leaders and key players. All the good stuff is there of course, but so are the warts and blemishes. Clegg does not escape criticism, with attention being paid to his strategic errors, but on the other hand Clegg does emerge as a genuinely honest, talented and likeable character who now finds himself at a critical crossroads; at the next election his Party will no longer be the long-established recipient of "Protest Votes" against the incumbent government, because he's been part of that government, for good or ill.
I think it's fair to say, as the author does, that Clegg and his Party have been a successful restraining influence against the excesses of far-right Conservatism, by managing to sprinkle coalition legislation with spoonfuls of fairness.
Whatever your politics, this is an interesting book that both educates and amuses.