• "Charming, interesting and moving by turn"

    Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Engrossing... an often perceptive genre-defying gem...engaging and entertaining"

    Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday
  • "This is wonderful writing...Brilliant...Cockburn has pulled off something remarkable"

  • "The best journalist's autobiography to appear for years... This is a story of endurance and a hugely adventurous mind, elegantly told"

    Evening Standard
  • "Sad and entertaining, and altogether evocative of a vanished Ireland"

    Sunday Times