• Coleridge is a witty writer . . . reading this book is like sitting next to a sharp but generous-hearted raconteur at dinner

    Mail on Sunday
  • Has bounding vitality, glorious zest and and an uplifting generosity of spirit. It is always playful, sometimes hilarious - but above all it is wise

    Richard Davenport-Hines, Literary Review
  • In these dark days of everlasting Brexit, Nicholas Coleridge's sparkling memoir is a welcome reminder that all is not gloom and doom. Witty, nimble and engaging, it is wonderfully entertaining and a marvellous slice of social history

    Jane Ridley, Spectator
  • A deliciously moreish memoir of the author's glittering career in magazine publishing. Like having a really good gossip over a glass of fizz with Evelyn Waugh.

    Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph
  • Tittle-tattle, tiffs and titanic egos, this book has them all. A hugely entertaining read by the ultimate insider

    A Sunday Times best memoir of 2019
  • Forthright, witty and gossipy . . . a passion for glossy magazines shines through this effervescent memoir

    Sunday Express
  • A Waugh-like whirlwind of eccentric characters, lavish parties and even a spell in a Sri Lankan jail. It was funny enough to excuse all the name-dropping

    Evening Standard, Books of the Year
  • I truly think this is a brilliant book. laughed almost continuously

    Charles Moore, The Spectator
  • Beady and slyly funny, my favourite bit concerns punctuation in the late Betty Kenward's society column. It's that kind of book

    India Knight, Sunday Times
  • Gloriously funny, affectionate and well-written, his ear for how other people speak is mischievously spot-on and his optimism is infectious

    Daily Mail, Memoirs of the Year

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