• "Brilliant, written with wit and relish, packed with detail"

    The Times
  • "Judith Cook writes lucidly about Forman and his idiosyncrasies... Her knowledge of the period is extensive and places this strange and fascinating man convincingly in his dramatic times"

    Daily Mail
  • "An intriguing and lively study"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Her research is thorough and intriguing... Her book enters teh Elizabethan world in media res so that th reader is immediately surrounded by it"

    The Times