• "Brilliant and subtle essays"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "It is all pure Woolf, so distinctive is her voice - ironic, cool, conversational and playful, shrewd and fantastical by turns"

    Literary Review
  • "Woolf was easily the greatest literary journalist of her age"

    James Wood, Guardian
  • "More like novels than ordinary criticism"

    New Statesman
  • "Filled with comic spirit...there are some beautiful essays here...and many memorable ones"

    Peter Ackroyd, New York Times