Intended as four parts, the first two of which have now been released, the famous Labour spin doctor tells all about the political party and his career.

The first volume covers the early days of New Labour, culminating in their victory at the polls in 1997 and tensions between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as they decide who should lead Labour.

The second part picks up where the former left off, and details the initial challenges faced by Labour as they come to power and settle into running the country, making the transition from opposition to office.

An insightful read, if not slightly indulgent.

(Three stars)