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  • Telling the story of Satrapi’s childhood in Iran, this is funny, wise and sad.

  • Persepolis…has an outward simplicity that utterly beguiles: her black and white drawings resemble old-fashioned woodcuts; her narrative is almost breezily concise

    Rachel Cooke, Royal Academy Magazine
  • This touching, funny, illuminating memoir deserves a much wider audience.

    Kate Figes, Guardian
  • The magic of Marjane Satrapi's work is that it can condense a whole country's tragedy into one poignant, funny scene after another.

    Natasha Walter, Independent on Sunday
  • Persepolis is a stylish, clever and moving weapon of mass destruction.

    David Jenkins, Sunday Telegraph

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