A masterpiece of writing which both encompasses a vast historical period, yet also includes much detail. I bought it for some very specific research on the history of pub music I'm engaged in, but ended up reading much, much more.
Great to dip in and out of. Dazzling cornucopia. But you wouldn't want to have to carry it too far. Kindle edition would be more convenient but this is a book you want to jump around in and feel the weight of ... a good example of why ebooks can be the poor relation!