• "A very funny, extremely opinionated, always provocative and often thoughtful read... Wilson is endlessly entertaining"

    Dominic Sandbrook, Observer
  • "One of the most important books of recent years"

    Daily Mail
  • "This is an enormously enjoyable book, a non-systematic, chatty and wilful piece of work, slaloming through familiar terrain with brio and dash rather than statistics and documents"

    Sam Leith, Spectator
  • "The story is told with a verve that catches the excitement of a turbulent era"

    Roy Hattersley, The Times
  • "A sweeping, masterly distillation of the past 55 years in Britain, acknowledging the incredible changes since the Queen took the throne in 1953 ... while also lamenting what has been lost"

    Books of the Year, Daily Mail