'Vivid... illuminating... four stars'
'A surprisingly vivid and enjoyable study of what turns out to be a semina year - 1936 . . . Blakeway brings a TV producer's eye to the sweep of history and enlives it with a plethora of fresh insights and anecdotes'
"Absorbing... the divided society of time is lucidly portrayed... colourful and cinematic. It vividly recapulates key themes played out during the 1930s"
'An absorbing presentation...colourful and cinematic'
'Witty... there are many good stories... a keen eye for telling detail... a lively book'
'Stimulating and highly readable... absorbing'
'Denys Blakeway has triumphed with this book, writing with humour and sophistication about all forms of British life'
'Politicians, poets and pacifist clerics share a brilliant, crowded canvas, with the sinister figure of Hitler looming in the background. Blakeway hardly misses a trick'