• "The Benn Diaries, intensely personal, candid and engaging as they are, rank as an important work of historiography"

    Alan Clark, Daily Telegraph
  • "Quite apart from the brio of illuminating a life almost entirely free of boredom (another rarity), the collected Benn has some critical patches of postwar history recorded hot"

    Peter Hennessy, The Times
  • "Immensely readable and revealing"

    Ben Pimlott, Sunday Times
  • "An archive of incalculable value"

    Ruth Dudley Edwards, Independent
  • "The best political diarist of our time"

    Financial Times