• "Entertaining"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "This is, as you'd expect, a hugely entertaining book"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Edgy and engrossing memoir"

    Sunday Times
  • "Hughes...deftly intertwines personal and cultural history in this fiercely erudite offers a fascinating examination of artistic patrimony and the formation of a critic"

    New Yorker
  • "Bracingly candid... There isn't a phrase that doesn't reward immediate rereading"

    New Statesman