Ok, so I didn't read the entire book, in fact I spent three hours dipping into each of the chapters having read the first two chapters in their entirety. Ultimately I was disappointed. The book has a few great anecdotes however my attention frequently wandered and few stories seemed particularly surprising. The author consciously draws on a wide range of different people to populate the chapters, that are each arranged under subject headings, so that I found it hard to get engaged. I wonder if focussing on a person, or group, might have made similar points but in a more readable and compelling way. I am inspired to find out more about Nina Hamnett and Eric Gill however ultimately the extensive cast of characters who appear in the book overwhelmed me.