• "Astonishing"

    John Sutherland
  • "Deeply impressive"

  • "Reading these letters is like living Murdoch's whole creatively, sexually and intellectually voracious life alongside her, and at breakneck speed. Thrilling"

    Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live: A Life of Montaigne
  • "The letters themselves have been selected with conviction and care...the overwhelming sense of this volume is one of richness"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Her mind, here as in everything she wrote, is formidable"

    New York Times