• "I laughed, I cried, I swooned... I LOVED THIS BOOK"

    Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller's Wife
  • "I am in complete admiration... Remarkable, complex, delicate, sophisticated"

    Bret Easton Ellis
  • "Stace's attention to every detail is a delight, and he revels in the richly embroidered language of his period... a delightful diversion"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "As crazily gothic as Gormenghast"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Musical, almost symphonic...It engages boldly with the forces of social oppression and sexual repression"