• A celebration of a remarkable family', 'a remarkably detailed account of the old-boy network, seen from the sunny side

    John Carey, Sunday Times Culture
  • An adept and confident editor, choosing only the most memorable anecdotes and constantly reminding the reader of the interplay between family members', 'It is clear that the achievements of the extended Greene family were truly extraordinary. In Shades of Greene they have a worthy chronicle.

    Tim Butcher, The Times
  • Shades of Greene is an ambitious undertaking that has needed a prodigious amount of research ... Mr Lewis displays skill and stamina in interweaving his subjects' lives ... with his sense of mischief and his see-through glass prose, Greene would surely have approved

  • Lewis's hugely detailed, exhaustively researched family saga makes you marvel, again and again, at the strangeness of this very English family, while leaving you fervently grateful you're not actually related to them

    John Walsh, Independent
  • Lewis has a first class nose for truffling out good anecdotes

    Ian Irvine, Observer

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