Supposedly controversial politician Godfrey Bloom has created an autobiography in a whimsical style with some homespun and sometimes trenchant views. It will come as no surprise that it is not politically correct. What might be a surprise is it is full of common sense, a commodity so sadly lacking in most modern day politicians. Born in 1949 it covers a fascinating post war period from rationing to obesity. Like most Brits of a certain age he does not think we are happier than we were and explains perhaps why. The Guardian did not offer to serialize the book notwithstanding that noble paper's extraordinary help with his political career.