• "It is wise, bawdy, vulgar, eloquent and very, very funny... And the writing is often breathtakingly lyrical... A masterpiece. Please share."

  • "Wise Children is Angela Carter's best book. It deserves many prizes and, better than that, the affection of generations of readers"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Inventive and brilliant"

    The Times
  • "A funny, funny book, Wise Children is even better than Nights at the Circus. It deserves all the bouquets, diamonds and stage-door Johnnies it can get"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Wonderful writing...there is not much fiction around that is as good as this"

    Daily Telegraph