So, like a few others, I started by watching the BBC series. And then I just had to read the book. This is not normal behaviour for me - I'm not the person who comes home from the movies and then reads the book it was adapted from. In fact I think the last time I did that was with Jurassic Park 20-odd years ago.
I have totally fallen in love with this story. I was disappointed when I finished it and had to take it back to the library. It's not just the love story I found irresistible. I found the political/industrial aspects of the novel quite fascinating, and (as a good unionist myself) a bit terrifying.
I think I'm going to have to acquire a copy of this book somehow.