• "A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection"

  • "This first book of short stories will delight her fans with their daring. Whether in a world where sleep is illegal or on an island of diamonds where the rich wear coal jewellery, Winterson is the mistress of the short story"

    Jessica de Rothschild, Tatler
  • "The quality of her writing has remained constant: precise, fluent, perfectly judged. This collection is another refinement of that art, studded with metaphors and unexpected asides"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "The short story form was made for Jeanette Winterson...mesmerising prose poems"

    The Times
  • "Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking"

    Scotland on Sunday