Sadly very biased particularly when it comes to the way it glosses over the horrors Charles Trevelyan commited in Ireland and India. As the chief architect of the Irish famine he should at least be treated in a balanced way. Sadly he is not, radical and reforming is one way to describe him, a man who would solve the famine with a market solution such as the Irish should sell their children to wealthy people as food is far more accurate.
It seems a little unfair to give this book only 1 star as I haven't read the book but am reviewing it in the hope that the publisher will put it on kindle. I saw this book in the shop at Wallington (the Trevelyan family home) and was going to buy it there but the typeface was absolutely tiny. I don't wear glasses and have excellent eyesight but reading this would have been a real strain. I came home and went on to Amazon in the hope of ordering the book on kindle but unfortunately it isn't available. I expect the hardback version has bigger print (if you can get hold of it) but potential buyers should be aware that the typeface of the paperback version is significantly smaller than most paperbacks. It's a real shame as, having been round Wallington, I really felt like I wanted to know more about this interesting family. I'm not prepared to sacrifice my eyesight to do that though!