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  • A delight for connoisseurs of irreverence (4 stars)

    Christopher Silvester, Daily Express
  • The book abounds with funny stories…there are three or four juicy details on every page (4 stars)

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • Excellent… By bringing a real historian’s discipline to the task, Brendon has unearthed lots of new material, including the first logged double entendre by Margaret “will this gun jerk me off?” Thatcher -

    Simon Hoggart, Guardian
  • He possesses a sharp eye for illuminating detail and for his subjects’ contradictions… Often he is as funny as he is viperfish... If there is plenty of acidity here, there is also fairness

    John Preston, Sunday Telegraph
  • Entirely refreshing… Steers well clear of reverence… It’s all merrily contentious stuff – and Brendon wears his mask of criticism well

    Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

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