• "An excessively stylish tale about a fatal love triangle in provincial Bohemia..The novel and its afterword form a fascinating study, an erstwhile aesthetic object unravelled into realism and commitment"

  • "Carter observes her characters with a cool detachment as if they were specimens on a slide..She catches acutely the dying throes of the love generation, when Swinging London had run to seed"

    New Society
  • "Angela Carter has language at her fingertips"

    New Statesman
  • "Whatever her subject, Angela Carter writes like a dream - sometimes a nightmare"

    Sunday Telegraph