The New York Times

"A marvelous book . . . almost perfect."

(Akenfield was chosen by The New York Times as one of the twelve outstanding books of the year).

Harrison Salisbury

". . . one of the really great books of the decade."

Book Week

". . . exquisite and revelatory. If you buy only one book this year, let it be this."

The Times Saturday Review (London)

"Here is a delectable book; a book to linger over and cherish."

The Atlantic

"A superb documentation of the changes which have revolutionized modern England."