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  • It is the ultimate book about Alice - comprehensive and scholarly, but so delightfully and elegantly written that it's a true work of literature

    Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Story of Alice is the best book on the myriad enigmas of Carroll’s heart-breaking wonderland I have ever read

    Robert McCrum, Observer
  • Superb…toweringly the best of the dozens of books on Carroll which I have read

    AN Wilson, Financial Times
  • Douglas-Fairhurst is a startling and exciting writer

    A.S. Byatt, Spectator
  • This is biography at its best

    Lyndall Gordon, New Statesman

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