• "Contrasts the complacency of prewar Britain with the nastiness of what was brewing on the Continent. It remains effortlessly readable"

    The Times
  • "Brilliant"

    New York Times
  • "One reads it with a feeling of increasing respect for his mastery of the trade. One has the same delight as in watching a first-class cabinet-maker cutting dovetails"

    Evelyn Waugh