"The breadth of Clarke’s knowledge and experience, coupled to a conspicuous absence of pomposity, makes for easy and entertaining reading"
— Literary Review
"Clarke proves the ideal drinking companion"
— The Bookseller
"refreshing to read"
— The Spectator
"hopeful for a future where the arc bends back in a healthier direction"
— Irish Times
"His lack of scepticism may be generous, but it’s a handicap"
— The Guardian
"a heartfelt book that makes an important point without false pride or sentimentality"
— The Times