• "Bakewell is superbly matched to the task. Her account of the world encountered by Jorgenson is as rich and nuanced as her description of his life"

  • "Precise, amusing and intriguing. A vivid and moving portrait of an extraordinary but flawed man... A terrific book"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Sarah Bakewell has a fine story to tell, and she is its skilled servant...A wonderful, intelligently told story"

    Thomas Keneally, Guardian
  • "Splendid... An extraordinary story brilliantly told"

  • "An accomplished book"

    Sunday Times

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