• "Marvellous.. Compulsive reading, hugely funny"

  • "We are back, of course, with great delight, in the land of Iris Murdoch, which is like no other but Prospero's"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "The most daring and original of all her novels"

    A. N. Wilson
  • "Never for a moment does one want to stop reading... I don't think Iris Murdoch has ever written better prose"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Ambitious, unique and ingeniously plotted"

    Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times