• "Hick's enchantment with the tapestry is compelling, and her style confident and writerly"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Hicks tells her fascinating tale with the deftest of touches"

  • "I was bowled over... it is a book full of page-turning vignettes"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "A fittingly meticulous tribute to the world's fiddliest masterpiece"

    Daily Mail
  • "Well written, well documented, quite often serious but not too grave, allergic to over -imaginative fantasy but not immune to romantic pull of those colourful worsted threads on plain linen. Carola Hicks's book weaves its own spell"

    Times Literary Supplement