• "This lively, sympathetic and hugely informative biography brings us closer to Wren than ever before"

    Frances Spalding, Independent
  • "Cleanly written, diligently researched and powered by an engrossing passion for its subject"

    Andrew Motion, Financial Times
  • "Adrian Tinniswood is undaunted by the breadth of Wren's career and has written a fine, well-balanced biography"

    Michael Prodger, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Lively, knowledgeable, affectionate...[a] fine biography"

    Jenny Uglow, Sunday Times
  • "This work is by no means a conventional architectural history. But then Christopher Wren was by no means a conventional architect"

    Peter J.M. Wayne, Spectator