• "A joy to read, full of wit and fascinating detail. This is history told by a master storyteller"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "A rollickingly good read"

  • "Stella Tillyard tells this astonishing tale with bravura"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "A very good read. There is pace, colour and well-researched writing"

    Literary Review
  • "In this superbly engrossing and revelatory book, Tillyard's detective instincts and clever narrative structure work together to inform and delight"

    Independent on Sunday