• "Staying On covers only a few months but it carries the emotional impact of a lifetime, even a civilisation"

    Philip Larkin
  • "Certainly his funniest and, I think, his best. it is a first-class book and deserves to be remembered for a long time"

    Evening Standard
  • "One of the most cherished books of the last quarter-century. It is good to re-read it for its humour and pathos as well as its wonderful description of the legacy of the Raj"

    Sunday Telegraph