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

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

    Joan Bakewell, New Statesman
  • "Her life makes a wonderful read"

    Caroline Gascoigne, 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, Take a Girl Like Me"

    Nicholas Haslam, Spectator
  • "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"

    Sunday Telegraph