'Mowl walks the landscapes whose gradual unfolding he charts, lifting his prose from the wryly academic to the genuinely celebratory'.
Times Literary Supplement
'Mowl's combination of learning and peppery prejudices is never less than magnificently entertaining'.
'Because of its interest and readability. Mowl's book will ceretainly join the ranks of the greats'.
'Gentlemen & Players is energetic garden history, a book which ought to reach a wide readership'.