Reviews

  • 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
  • I adored it. Coleridge has a Waugh-like eye for hilarious social nuance and a Henry Jamesian ear for precision. He is both self-deprecating and shrewd as he regales us with his rollicking ride as editor and tastemaker in the world of British glossy magazines: an irresistible read

    Tina Brown
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gentle, jolly . . . Blissfully funny . . . One might wish to make people as happy, personally and professionally, as Coleridge has done - and will continue to do with this amusing book

    The Sunday Telegraph
  • 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
  • Worth every penny for names dropped, inside stories, expertise in how that world worked and, endearingly, how his happy marriage and family have too

    Susan Hill, Spectator