• "A brilliant success... It is a passionate piece of writing as well as an immaculate example of storytelling"

    Financial Times
  • "Compulsively readable"

    Irish Times
  • "A splendid, lucid, profoundly satisfying work of art, a book which I want almost immediately to read again"

    New Statesman
  • " artist of great imaginative power"

    Sunday Times
  • "Marvellous 1969 novel... You can read this book again and again, always finding something new and always falling in love with the hapless Charles."

    Val Hennessy, Daily Mail