• "There can surely be no more difficult task than to write a biography of one's own mother; but Mary Soames has been brilliantly successful."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A delightful book...affectionate and also frank."

    A.J.P. Taylor, Observer
  • "Lady Soames has carried out the extremely delicate and difficult task of writing the real story of her mother. I found it particularly moving because I had a deep affection for her father and mother."

    Harold Macmillan
  • "The finest biography for a decade"

    Lynda Lee Potter