• One of Waterstones Best Books of 2022
  • “A huge achievement, and hugely, hugely enjoyable….the construction skills deployed here are mind-boggling. The result is a glorious tour….of times I lived through and so often found I’d forgotten,  enhanced by neat little jokes which made me laugh out loud. – DAVID McKIE, former deputy editor, The Guardian
  • There is a gem on every page” – LORD (Peter) HENNESSY, historian
  • “A tour de force… Delights and illuminates on every page.” – DAVID KYNASTON, historian