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

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

    Jewish Chronicle
  • "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