A BEST-selling book by political commentator Andrew Marr is being recalled almost two years after it was first published "for legal reasons".
A History of Modern Britain has sold 250,000 copies since it was published to coincide with a five-part documentary television series in May 2007.
I've read it and thought, against my prior expectations, that within the constraints of his own New-Labourism, he did a reasonably good job- of the immediate post-war period in particular.
I can't imagine where this is coming from though:
Now the book's publisher, Pan Macmillan, has issued a notice to booksellers asking for them to return unsold copies.
A "very well-known figure" is reportedly said to have objected to a phrase in the book.
Harold Wilson certainly doesn't come out that well from the book, but as regards anyone else, "very well-known" and still alive?