• "Joseph Anton is a splendid book, the finest new memoir to cross my desk in many a year"

    Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
  • "Funny, painfully moving and absolutely necessary to read"

    Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph
  • "Joseph Anton is a book that makes you laugh. It makes you sympathise. It may even scare you. It should also make you — if you believe that freedom is essential — very, very angry."

    David Aaronovitch, Times
  • "Frank and…more gripping than any spy story…the prose makes for powerful reading... He is a great writer who has been brave."

    Margaret Drabble, Observer
  • "An intimate tale of fathers and sons, of the beginnings and ends of marriages, of friendships and betrayals. At the same time, Joseph Anton is a large-scale spectacle of political and cultural conflicts."

    New York Times Book Review