A revealing biography of one of the eighteenth century's foremost landowners. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 128, no. 533, August 2013
[Coke's] story is well told. HISTORIC GARDENS REVIEW
Susanna Wade Martin's biography of Sir Thomas Coke does what any good biography should do. It provides a detailed description of his life, his family background, his education and the influences that shaped his politics and his world view. AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW
Shortlisted for the "Biography" category in the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards 2009.
Shortlisted for the New Angle Prize for Literature 2009.