Reviews

  • "Marvellous... A major novel, inspiring laughter and tears"

    Iris Murdoch
  • "Glorious… Frederica is a magnificent creation; awkward, fierce, intellectually voracious and sexually inexperienced"

    Francesca Segal, author of The Awkward Age
  • "Affords enormous and continuous pleasure"

    Anita Brookner
  • "Byatt is a wonderful writer, constantly engaging wherever she takes us"

    The Times