• "This is a comedy with that touch of ferocity about it which makes for excitement"

    Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • "Of all the novelists that have made their bow since the war she seems to me to be the most remarkable...behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist"

    Sunday Times
  • "Immensely readable...Miss Murdoch is blessedly clever without any of the aridity which, for some reason, that word is supposed to imply"

    Philip Toynbee

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