• "One of Britain's finest political biographers... a rattling good read"

    Ian Aitken, Guardian
  • "While pistols have long since gone out of fashion, the tradition of the political duel, as John Campbell's delightful book suggests, is far from dead...a wonderfully, irresistibly compelling read"

    Dominic Sandbrook, The Telegraph
  • "These eight studies are lively, penetrating, intelligent and, like all Campbell's work, exceptionally well written"

    Philip Ziegler, Spectator
  • "A good introduction to British politics"

    Iain Macwhirter, The Herald
  • "A joy to read: meticulously researched, beautifully written and scrupulously fair"