• "Fascinating... John Campbell has an extraordinary story to tell and he tells it with great skill and authority... Gripping"

    Jane Ridley, Literary Review
  • "Campbell's pacily written book is tantalising. It is the sheer quantity of material, with hundreds of letters and diary entries comprehensively transcribed, that makes this rather prurient volume possible"

    Chris Bryant, The Independent
  • "Elegant... [Campbell] makes an excellent fist of it, using innumerable letters and diaries to produce an engrossing, judicious read"

    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
  • "A book that is by turns compulsively readable and deeply enlightening about the character of one of our greatest Prime Ministers"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Judicious, workmanlike and thorough"

    Hilary Spurling, Observer