• "Deeply moving and entertaining"

    New York Times
  • "The readability of a novel like A Word Child is almost appallingly powerful"

  • "It would be difficult to speak too highly of the extraordinary skill and confidence here displayed"

    Frank Kermode
  • "From the beginning of her career, Iris Murdoch seemed to enlarge the possibilities in front of the English novel. She was a writer of wonderful, and sometimes rather alarming idiosyncrasy... Hers was a liberating and a generous imagination"


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