• "To the North and The Death of the Heart are among the finest novels of her generation"

    V.S. Pritchett
  • "A lavishness of imagination is brought to bear upon small moments, and the writing is of such intensity that a character is revealed in one expression, a way of life disclosed in a single scene"

    Peter Ackroyd, Sunday Times
  • "Haunting novels of bad faith and betrayal"

  • "She startles us by sheer originality of mind and boldness of sensibility into seeking our world afresh...Out of the plainest things - the drawing of a curtain - she can make something electric and urgent"

    V.S. Pritchett