• "A striking novel that pushes you dizzily into another time and place... Reading it is like being in the middle of a vibrant dream"

    Sunday Times
  • "Phillips points up the hypocrisy and humiliation of a society at breaking point; revealing it with subtlety, humour and humanity"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Caryl Phillips has proved himself to be among the best and most productive writers of his generation...with Cambridge he takes a firm step towards joining the company of the literary giants of our time"

    New York Times
  • "This powerful, seductively readable book, set in a 19th century slave plantation, finally puts the sickening realities of the slave trade firmly on the map"

  • "Phillips is a linguistic and cultural virtuoso"

    The Times