• "An elegant, concise, gossipy account... heartbreaking and compelling"

    Financial Times
  • "Refreshingly unpretentious. It may be the book that Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir wished to be written about their shared life"

    Sunday Times
  • "Rowley tells [the story] with compelling vigour... What is wonderful about Rowley's book, aside from its readability, is that she catches the intellectual excitement as well, the intimacy of thought"

    Sunday Herald
  • "[Rowley] manages to recapture the charm and the brilliance of the relationship in its early stages, which makes her story all the more poignant and depressing"

  • "Marvellous ... A born storyteller"


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