• "Marina Warner's essays and lectures reveal a consistently honest and agile mind preoccupied with the powerful controlling fictions of our lives"

  • "She's a weaver of enchantments, each sentence a silken knot charming you further into her web of meanings"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Clever, witty, erudite and, above all, usefully explanatory, these signs and wonders are a literary cabinet of curiosities for our sadly desultory times"

    Alberto Manguel, Sunday Times
  • "As a leading explorer of a largely unchartered territory, Marina Warner is an impressive, inspiring but never intimidating guide"

    Peter Stanford, Independent
  • "She is a terrific writer and an original scholar"

    Victoria Glendinning, Daily Telegraph