• "She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides"

    Vanity Fair
  • "Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming"

    Evening Standard
  • "A novel that deserves revisiting...Winterson maintains a balance of tone, a trueness of voice... It remains one of the finest things Winterson has written"

  • "Still extraordinary, still brilliant"

  • "Even at a time when so many good and interesting novels are coming out, hers stand out as performances of real originality and extraordinary promise"

    John Bayley