- Michael Jecks, author of Blood in the Sand
"It is great fun and a rollicking good read, while Candy lives an exceptionally and, somewhat unlikely, charmed life in surviving the perils and vicissitudes of the war. The language is ribald and entirely immersed in the culture and conventions of crude 17th-century England. Footnotes and endnotes provided by the editor give the historical detail and context of the narrative intended as an accurate accompanying scholarly apparatus. The story is similar in style to the parodies by Robert Nye, written with an appropriate zest and dash."
- Historical Novel Society
'...a hero who owes much to the legendary Flashman is drinking and whoring his way through the English Civil War.[...]an entertaining and witty guide to the political intrigues of the early Civil War. [...] the research is impeccable and the writing full of verve'
--Antonia Senior,The Times