• "Hugely enjoyable... Intelligent, classy, entertaining"

    The Times
  • "Seldom, since reading Jane Austen, have I so wanted to slip between the pages of a book and become one of its characters… She makes fiction as real as history and considerably more compelling"

    Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times
  • "Marvellous... Her descriptions are wonderful"

    Sunday Times
  • "Tillyard perfectly inhabits her period... Gradually the plot's threads tighten to reveal a perfectly sprung novel"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Dazzling - I love this book. It's beautifully written, the characters are deeply involving and the historical settings are so right - in short, Tides of War is a triumph"

    Simon Schama