• "One of the most brilliant journalists in the country"

    Daily Mail
  • "Peerless reporting ... sharp and instructive ... wonderfully acidic about people when he thinks they deserve it"

  • "A national institution"

    Sunday Times
  • "Playing devil's advocate is the function he performs better than anyone else anywhere ... an excellent and amusing read"

    New Statesman
  • "Written from the battlefield ... Humphrys has written an important book"

    Irish Times