Reviews

  • "She makes us read on, our hearts in our mouths, to see how a twice-told story will turn out this time"

    Publishers Weekly
  • "The intricacy with which Winterson has plotted her novel against each Shakespearean detail will delight readers familiar with the original … it’s part of a vision of a world in which past, present, and future are lived simultaneously, original and adaptation existing in the same moment."

    The Times
  • "A book of considerable beauty… Winterson’s fiction is a fine invitation into this deeply Shakespearean vision of imagination as the best kind of truth-telling"

    Rowan Williams, New Statesman
  • "Winterson’s stage, like that of Shakespeare, is filled with wonders"

    Frances Wilson, Times Literary Supplement
  • "Winterson is faithful to both the narrative and the spirit of the play, while transposing it to an utterly different and modern setting… There is lightness here, in the frisky prose and the author’s delight in invention, but you are never free of the awareness of dark shadows where danger and corruption lie in wait."

    Allan Massie, Scotsman