A fictional account of the man who invented printing but, paradoxically, left little recorded evidence of his life. Plenty of scope for the author's imagination, then. And Blake Morrison does his subject justice, skilfully conjuring up the atmosphere of fifteenth century Germany - a hotbed of political intrigue. Gutenberg emerges strongly as a stubborn, driven man who pays a high price for the success of his invention when he turns his back on love. I found this a very enjoyable read.