• "A work of imaginative energy and passionate honesty"

    The Times
  • "An instant masterpiece-It is a tour de force of stamina and subtlety"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A descriptive writer of great power"

  • "I find it disastrous to read any of John Fowles' books - once I pick one up, I cannot put it down so everything else gets ignored!"

    Judi Dench, Daily Express