• I was riveted: this is a fascinating social history.

    Nigella Lawson
  • A magnificent book… what a story this is. Endlessly fascinating.

    Jewish Chronicle
  • This story of the family behind the Lyons Corner Houses and many other ventures, its rise and its business demise, is endlessly fascinating and hard to put down. I read it all in one sitting, enjoying the colour and grandeur, whilst spitting with fury at how women were kept out of the financial loop. Full of character and characters, this is a tour de force.

    Rabbi Julia Neuberger
  • Enthralling... fascinating. Nearly half a century on, the Lyons name and Corner Houses have faded, quite forgotten. I dream of them still.

  • Five stars. History on a scale at once intimate and grand… extremely readable.

    The Telegraph

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