• "Taylor writes with such skill and aplomb that it's impossible not to be swept along by the intelligence and observations"

  • "Shrewd and absorbing in his analysis of the way Waugh and Nancy Mitford promoted the world they would soon skewer in fiction"

    Sunday Times
  • "Moving and always entertaining"

    Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph
  • "The depth and integrity of Taylor's research can only inspire awe and admiration."

    Sunday Express
  • "D J Taylor's enthusiasm, delivered with the zeal of a recent convert, proves there is fascination even in empty living and that the Bright Young Brigade of the 1920s are just as worthy of a book or two as Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Tamara Beckwith, Calum Best and all the flapping 'It-people' of our own generation"

    Alexander Waugh, Literary Review