Reviews

  • "Shelagh Delaney keeps her mystery even from beyond the grave, but anyone who values what is best in British theatre and film will want to join Selina Todd as she digs deep into the brilliance of Delaney’s work – and her character. It’s a riveting book"

    David Hare
  • "Todd engagingly tells Delaney’s story, shedding light on the ambition of a fascinating woman behind the self-mythologising… Tastes of Honey…makes for entertaining, edifying and important reading"

    Financial Times
  • "Tastes of Honey illuminates the life of a woman of blazing talent whose career faltered fatally after her debut"

    The Times
  • "A clever, hopeful and cheering book…shocking and sobering on how working people have forcibly become divorced from the arts"

    New Statesman
  • "Not just a terrific study of the life and work of an extraordinary talent but a bracing contextualisation of her in terms of class, culture, sex, youth, politics and the North. Selina Todd’s biography of Delaney is as tough, smart and lively as Shelagh herself"

    Stuart Maconie