'What a wonderful, eclectic daily diet of historical speech! Each entry – one for each day of the year – transports us back to hear the voices of the past, and gives us an empathic, learned and fascinating insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people of history'
'Key moments in history are given both immediacy and perspective in a book that you will find yourself returning to time and time again'
'Fun to dip into'
'Both engrossing anthology and informative overview of world history … offers readers entertainment and information in equal measure'