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  • 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

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