I originally bought this book for my dad on fathers day. It now resides on my bookshelf in my house and dad has never read it (or should I say never had the chance to read it). I often refer to it as my bible. Whenever I'm feeling disilusioned with the Labour Party or bored of trying to get my student peers to understand the rightness of socialism I read O'Farrell's book again. Because after all those years of heartache it reminds me why we worked so hard and why we can't give it all up again. Also, however, it is just damn funny.