• "Superb, insightful short life... Deft and moving"

    Bee Wilson, The Guardian
  • "Irresistible"

    Louise Jury, The Independent
  • "An elegant and hugely enjoyable read"

    Alexander Larman, Sunday Express
  • "[A] nutritious, compact and superb critical biography"

    Roger Lewis, Daily Mail
  • "Shelves of serious biographies have been written on Alfred Hitchcock, but perhaps none as pleasurable as Peter Ackroyd’s"

    Kate Muir, The Times