• "Combines dramatic power, absorbing narrative and magisterial scholarship – a magnificent tour de force"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "The most moving account of the Russian Revolution since Doctor Zhivago"

  • "This book is not just a history; it is an item of history"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A People’s Tragedy will do more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know"

    London Review of Books