'My gut feeling is that Nella will come to be seen as one of the major twentieth-century English diarists.' -- David Kynaston, author of 'Austerity Britain'
'Whatever her mood, Nella Last has the quality shared by all great diarists: of making her readers feel that however vast the differences between her life and ours, they are easily outweighed by the shared experiences of love and loss, disappointment and hope, that she describes with such artless humanity.' -- Daily Mail
'An excellent correlative to the mantra 'everyone has a novel in them'. Some people are natural diarists and Nella is one of the best ... She also used literary language in an entirely naturalistic way.'-- Sunday Herald
'An epic journal ... What brings her diaries to life is their unpretentious freshness and honesty.' --Scotsman