• "Magnificent... A compelling account of a remarkable life"

  • "Campbell is simply a master of the art... This book is effortlessly superior."

    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
  • "Marvellous... The highest praise I can give to John Campbell's biography is that Roy Jenkins would have been proud to have been its author."

    Alan Johnson, Guardian
  • "A riveting and vital contribution to an understanding of postwar British politics."

    Matthew Engel, Financial Times
  • "A wonderful, readable book. Jenkins himself would have been proud to have produced a masterpiece of this calibre."

    Leo McKinstry, Daily Express
  • "Captivating... I read every single one of the 749 pages of this long book with relish and fascination. It is a splendid tribute to one of the greatest British politicians and writers (not necessarily in that order) of the last century."

    Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph
  • "Magnificent… As plump and benign as its subject."

    A N Wilson, Evening Standard
  • "A splendidly thorough biography."

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • "Campbell is an excellent biographer. He has a strong narrative grasp and knows how to use evidence. His books are not showy, but if you test their propositions, you almost always find them fair."

    Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
  • "Wonderful... It is the well-rounded life of its subject that makes this book such an entertaining, as well as an instructive, read."

    Rachel Sylvester, The Times