• "Rewarding in all sorts of unexpected ways and a welcome addition to our knowledge and understanding of two very complex, talented and ambitious men"

    David Collard, Times Literary Supplement
  • "It is a fascinating sociological document while, like most exchanges between two people wrapped up in the tantalizing subject of themselves and each other, lacking very much real interest in the wider world"

    DJ Taylor, Spectator
  • "Thanks to The Animals, Isherwood’s devotion lives on"

    Mark Simpson, Independent
  • "[Isherwood and Bachardy's] letters to each other must be the silliest in modern literature and none the less entertaining for that"

    Andrew O'Hagan, London Review of Books
  • "Isherwood completists will pounce on The Animals"

    Richard Canning, Literary Review

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