I rate Andrew Marr very highly as a journalist and was sorry when he stepped down as the BBC's Policitcal Correspondant. His easy style and ability to explain the complex in simple terms was a great asset to the BBC. Here that same style is used to give us an insiders look at how the News is reported, gathered, created. He has clearly done extremely extensive research going all the way back to the first newspapers right upto modern times. There is an awful lot in here that most people will not be aware of and it makes it a book that you look forwards to picking up. He draws a lot on his own experiences, explaining the role of a newspaper editor in terms of how he did it and I think that could well have been expanded on. There is obviously a lot involved but there was not the space in a book trying to cover the entire history of journalism. Perhaps if he ever does an autobiography we will learn more - I for one would like to. So, to sum up, this is an excellent read for anyone interested in the news or just generally interested in history. I certainly have no regrets having bought it.