• "Her biography reads like a medieval romance, a marvellous intermingling of fact with legend...fascinating...splendid"

    Literary Review
  • "Weir approaches Eleanor's story with an objective eye and a mass of primary and secondary source material. The result is as vivid as it is informative"

    The Times
  • "Sensible and eminently readable"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "When you finish the book you feel you have been put painlessly (but not necessarily without tears) in possession of the facts of this extraordinary, indefatigable woman, her sufferings and triumphs"

    Bevis Hillier, Spectator, Books of the Year
  • "Triumphantly done"

    Sunday Times