• "Bowen is "the link that connects Virginia Woolf with Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark.""

    Victoria Glendinning
  • "Ironic comedy as well as tragedy, The Death of the Heart tells a story as old as wickedness: the world's betrayal of innocence"

    TIME Magazine, 1939
  • "Bowen had a genius for conveying the reader straight into the most powerful and complex regions of the heart"

    New York Times