• "A quest, both funny and sad, for the remnants of English country life"

    Culture, The Sunday Times
  • "a penetrating look at eh state of rural England in the early 21st century...unsentimental about the past and unpersuaded by the present's superficiality"

    BBC Who Do You Think You Are magazine
  • "Thought-provoking and highly readable"

    BBC Homes & Antiques
  • "A gentle book, a search for something no longer there, as perhaps it never had been"

    The Spectator
  • "[Askwith] succeeds handsomely, ferreting out a remarkable array of old-timers...their disappearing world captured vividly"

    Culture, The Sunday Times