• I thought at first Rory's book was about the French political party, but blow me it is all about our native heath, plus his dad, and is one of the most original books we have had in 33 years of the prize

    Hunter Davies, Lakeland Book of the Year, 2017
  • Engaging, intelligent, and ultimately moving.

    Stuart Kelly, Scotsman
  • Suggests an open-mindedness in Stewart, a tolerance and flexibility that could make him an exceptional politician while it also continues to define him as a writer.

    Andrew Motion, New York Review of Books
  • [A] bewitching book… The entrancing bond between Stewart and his father brings the book alive.

    Tristram Hunt, Sunday Times
  • Engaging, intelligent and ultimately moving…in some ways, Rory Stewart resembles a Robert MacFarlane who has chosen geopolitics over metaphysics.

    Scotland on Sunday
  • This is travel writing at its best.

    Katherine Norbury, Observer
  • Stewart is the nearest person I have identified in real life to Rudyard Kipling’s Kim, the all-seeing, all-knowing man-child of Empire… The heart of the book is about love… He is observant, gently mocking and he writes beautifully.

    Melanie Reid, The Times
  • He is a gift to literature.

    Sarah Sands, Evening Standard
  • [Stewart] has a roving, enquiring mind, which makes him on the page…most agreeable company… This roving, discursive book is a delight to read.

    Allan Massie, Literary Review
  • The Marches is a memoir full of depth and beguiling humour… His prose is captivating and I hugely admired his dedication in getting to know closely the landscape and people he serves in Parliament.

    Charlotte Runice, Prospect

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