• "Fast-paced, lively and boldly coloured, Weir's book gives us a vivid portrait of courtly life"

    Sunday Times
  • "Weir combines high drama with high passion while involving us in the domestic life of a most remarkable woman in an equally remarkable book"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Gripping...immaculately researched"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Highly enjoyable"

    Literary Review
  • "Weir's sound scholarship and storyteller's gift for rich, telling detail constantly engages and enthrals the reader"

    The Times