Sunday, July 22, 2007

Headline grabbers

With all the focus on Harry Potter it’s easy to forget that there was another book hitting the headlines recently. Having been given The Blair Years, Alastair Campbell Diaries for my birthday I have started to dip into what it a pretty serious piece of work both in page count and content. Things start before the election win with Blair taking over from John Smith as leader and recruiting Campbell from the daily newspaper world to become his communications and media manager.

How the story ends is of course well known but it should be interesting on the way finding out how it felt to be involved from the centre. Along with The Deathly Hallows it shows just how much books can influence the agenda and is a poke in the eye to those who claim that in the Internet age reading is dying out.

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