• "The best prose writer in English"

    Gore Vidal
  • "A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful"

    Sunday Times
  • "His key post-war work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US"

  • "Lyrical and intensely moving"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist"

    Anthony Burgess