• "A thoroughly enjoyable historical romp, well-researched, elegantly written"

    Moira Jeffrey, Glasgow Herald
  • "An absorbing read"

    Sophie Harrison, Sunday Times
  • "The novelist's own passion for and dedication to her subject translates into an easy - and enjoyable - historical romp"

    Jennifer Potter, Times Literary Supplement
  • "A novel of compelling power. Her habitually careful craftsmanship and sumptuous prose fit the elegance and high drama of the period"

    Shusha Guppy, Financial Times
  • "[Langley] brings Denon and his world thrillingly and charmingly to life"

    Kate Chilsholm, Spectator