• "Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour"

    The Times
  • "Iris Murdoch was one of the best and most influential writers of the twentieth century"

    Peter Conradi, Guardian
  • "A distinguished novelist of a rare kind"

    Kingsley Amis
  • "Behind her books one feels a power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist"

    Sunday Times
  • "Iris Murdoch really knows how to write, can tell a story, delineate a character, catch an atmosphere with deadly accuracy"

    John Betjemen

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