• "A good story... a fitting memorial"

  • "A fascinating story of a man trying to outrun the social upheavals of the twentieth century"

  • "Wheeler has made excellent use of the sources at hand... Moreover, Wheeler writes well, and has a gift - shared by only very few - for pinning down the smells and atmosphere of the African landscape"

    Literary Review
  • "She dazzles the reader with an evocation of time and place.. her description of the east Africa Campaign is detailed and enthralling"

    Keith Dovkants, Scotsman
  • "She writes beautifully, with a vivid turn of phrase, a sound grasp of history and an impish humour"

    Andrew Lycett, Sunday Times