• "I can heartily recommend this book as an inspiration to all public outreach volunteers as, like Gary, they too reach for the stars "

    BBC Sky at Night Magazine
  • "The observing tips are honed by years of experience, and Fildes excels at capturing the atmosphere at public observatories and star parties"

    Physics World
  • "Kielder is a stargazer's paradise"

    Robert Macfarlane
  • "Move over Brian Cox"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Gary’s story reminds us of the old saying that our destiny is not in the stars but in ourselves. He is proof that dreamers from the most unlikely backgrounds can turn their hopes into reality, if they get lucky and work hard... A moving and informative read"

    Sunday Times