• "She was a brilliantly clever woman"

    Dame Judi Dench
  • "There is no doubt in my mind that Iris Murdoch is one of the most important novelists now writing in English...The power of her imaginative vision, her intelligence and her awareness and revelation of human truth are quite remarkable"

    The Times
  • "I love the novels of Iris Murdoch"

    Philippa Gregory
  • "Miss Murdoch is blessedly clever without any of the aridity which, for some reason, that word is supposed to imply"

    Philip Toynbee
  • "Iris Murdoch has imposed her alternative world on us as surely as Christopher Columbus or Graham Greene"

    Sunday Times