• "A journey into our own psyche ... Tim Pat Coogan has dug, Heaney-like, into the past while opening doors to faraway places"

    Frank McCourt
  • "It is the result of great energy, imagination and painstaking detective work ... It is a big book on a big topic. Don't just read it. Buy it and reread it"

    Irish Times
  • "Vividly painted - A tour de force, delivered in Tim Pat Coogan's inimitable style"

    Ireland on Sunday