• "Maugham's best travel book"

    Washington Post
  • "One of the most under-rated writers of last century"

    Glasgow Herald
  • "Maugham was one of the great masters of clever narrative and construction"

    Allan Massie
  • "He was a superb storyteller - one of the very best in our language - who wrote with a wordly, sardonic understanding of the human condition."

    Daily Mail