• "Hers is an extraordinary story, exceptionally well told"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "In the course of an unstructured life, her compassionate nature matures and endures, to the benefit of a great many people"

    New Statesman
  • "Her life makes a wonderful read"

    Sunday Times
  • "It is surely rare to find a book that describes a marriage with such breathtaking intimacy as Diana Melly does in her autobiography, <i>Take a Girl Like Me</i>"

  • "<i></i>Diana Melly writes with a kind of stoned simplicity that is very effective, telling her often harrowing tale in a bleak and candid manner that carried great conviction<i></i>"

    Sunday Telegraph