• "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century...she kept the traditional novel alive, and in doing so changed what it is capable of"

  • "The Time of the Angels is certainly her best; wittier, more lyrical, more deeply felt than ever before. She is an enchantress"

    Sunday Times
  • "I can think of few other novelists who could have written so superbly and so surely of the good and evil that encompasses us all"

    Daily Telegraph

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