• "A deft account of their varying shades of character and fortune. Roe's quietly successful book tells of ultimate triumph, but shows its human cost"

    Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph
  • "Roe is good at bounding from one eye-catching anecdote to another"

    Martin Grayford, Sunday Telegraph
  • "The great strength of Roe's book is the way that it manages to synthesise the wealth of published biographical and scholarly work on half a dozen artists into a coherent narrative of kith and kinship"

    Kathryn Hughes, Guardian
  • "Her book is widely researched but has a neat, light touch"

    Independent on Sunday