• A. S. Byatt's three-tale sequence hits the imagination's retina with all the vibrant splatter of an exploding paintbox... Everywhere, scenes sizzle with chromatic intensity

    Sunday Times
  • Full of delight and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt images and a fine sense for subtleties of conversation and emotion

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • A writer of dazzling inventiveness

  • Brilliant... Byatt's fiction, like Matisse's art, pays close attention to colours and contours of surfaces, then probes beneath them to reveal further suprises

  • Exquisite triptych... The Matisse Stories is richly drawn and touches upon things that matter to people


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