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  • Spectacular talent...great intellectual sharpness... [This] is a profoundly satisfying end to a magnificent sequence

    Guardian
  • Jane Stevenson's touch is so light, her learning so deep and wide, that you enter another country which, while foreign, soon feels as familiar as your own

    Daily Telegraph
  • The Empress of the Last Days is a detective story and an account of 'a game of snakes and ladders for young academics', but it is also a novel of ideas...it's refreshing to read an accessible fiction that races at serious themes with its horns lowered

    Observer
  • Stevenson deftly strikes a balance between lush romanticism and cool contemporary realism

    Sunday Times
  • Stevenson is excellent at historical detail and on relationships in history...she has whetted our appetite for more delicious tastes from the past

    Scotsman

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