• "Basil Street Blues is an extraordinary piece of work...a classic piece of English autobiography"

    D. J. Taylor, Times Literary Supplement
  • "Fine, funny and touching...[Basil Street Blues is] an original, unforgettable book"

    Victoria Glendinning, Daily Telegraph
  • "A brilliant writer blessed with prefect pitch...there could be no more sympathetic and funny companion with whom to go into the jungle of genealogy than Holroyd"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Michael Holroyd is one of the greatest biographers of our age... [Mosaic] is an absolute tour de force of brilliant writing"

    Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph
  • "[Mosaic] is marvellous because the autobiographer is in fact a master-biographer"

    Diana Athill, Literary Review