• "A camp clever tour de force… an alternative autobiography, a ghost story and a murder mystery all in one slim volume. Brilliant… the quintessence of Ackroyd"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "A book full of rich and sudden moments of delight"

    The Scotsman
  • "Harking back to Dickens... London is a major character in the novel. In Ackroyd's accomplished hands the city becomes a mystical place, where visions abound. Highly recommended."

    Daily Mail
  • "* Cultural pick of the week *"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Ackroyd is that timeless figure, a man of letters, dipped in ink, apparently versatile in a breathtaking variety of genres"