• "Engaging, intelligent, and ultimately moving."

  • "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."

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

    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