Reviews

  • "Resonant, beautiful and often very funny... Eva is triumphantly real, a creation of great imaginative tenderness"

    Financial Times
  • "Elizabeth Bowen was one of the handful of great English novelist of this century and must be ranked beside Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green, and Ford Madox Ford"

    Edmund White, Washington Post
  • "Eva is the larger-than-life, some would say monstrous, culmination of a subject that haunted Bowen's work: the neglected, or misplaced, child"

    New York Times
  • "I still remember the electrifying effect it had upon me when it was published in 1969. At various stages of life I have become almost possessed by it... The book shimmers with life in every paragraph"

    A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
  • "A subtle, elusive novel making its mysterious way forward by side glances and half-gleams, by sudden small illuminations and half-hidden ironies, by a tenderness that is half-mocking and a mockery that is half-tender"

    Evening Standard

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