• "The new volume is, to my mind, the best - he discards his Sunday best and allows himself to emerge as a human being full of weakness and anxieties balanced by an enviable capacity for love and joy"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "There is a passion in Benn's writing and speaking that far transcends the miserable aspirations of most contemporary politicians"

  • "It is the personal side of the story that most compels...This is the unselfconscious reminiscence of a man in full"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Easily the best of the year's diaries... It proves to be an astonishingly moving and human document"

    Anthony Howard, Sunday Times