• "A marvellous novel, beautifully written and compelling to read"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A tour de force of informed, atmospheric writing ... an impressive, thought-provoking book"

    Sunday Times
  • "An enthralling exploration of time and of Venice and of the creative mind"

    New Yorker
  • "A remarkable novel ... a superlative evocation of a Venice of murky calli ... a master stylist"