"Three Kings in Baghdad challenges the generally negative view of Iraq's kings and their links with Britain. Though not a memoir, it is permeated by de Gaury's memories and observations. The result is a superbly sharp picture. He casts a brilliant light on a forgotten corner of Britain's vast realm of imperial influence in the twentieth century." Alan de Lacy Rush, in his Introduction to 'Three Kings in Baghdad'
"Gerald de Gaury knows and loves his desert world and has written this honest record of a journey with the sense of its fugitive quality in time. The trifles of a desert court, the ritual of nomad life, the details of an embassy will soon be forgotten. Gerald de Gaury sees them with an experienced and loving eye, and, like a collector of butterflies, nets the remote moments for the pleasure of those who will never see them flickering in their own bright air." Freya Stark, in her Foreword to 'Arabia Phoenix'