• "Was she right to publish? Most certainly. If we are to have a mature attitude to our intelligence services, we need this kind of inside account - it is vital in stripping away mystique and building understanding"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Stella Rimington deserves our thanks for resisting the bullying of the cabinet office and many of her colleagues and associates in Whitehall, and pushing on to publication"

    New Statesman
  • "She writes in a refreshingly self-deprecating style of juggling the roles of single parent and chief "spook""

    Independent on Sunday