• 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

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