• "An outstanding achievement...superb"

    Selena Hastings, Sunday Telegraph
  • "It is a lasting, and even a great, book. These are not terms one gets to use often, or should ever use lightly"

    Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours
  • "Lee's book is not only very good, but very necessary"

    Penelope Fitzgerald
  • "One of the most impressive biographies of the decade: moving, eloquent, powerful"

    Financial Times