• "<b>Captivating, scholarly and addictively readable</b>… Rebecca Fraser has the rare gift of being able to marshal and communicate a mountainous quantity of often original research in such a <b>deft and elegant</b> manner that it never becomes indigestible or irrelevant. [...] When a sidestep outside her rigorous chronological account is required, she executes it nimbly, without breaking her stride. If she reaches a period of scanty evidence, she admits it, and her suggestions carry the conviction of expertise. Everything is rooted in provable fact, much of it new"

    Financial Times