• "There is a great feeling of opulence, decay, love and death about it"

    Rick Stein
  • "Every once in a while, like certain golden moments of happiness, infinitely memorable, one stumbles on a book or a writer, and the impact is like an indelible mark. Lampedusa's The Leopard, his only novel, and a masterpiece, is such a work"

  • "The poetry of Lampedusa's novel flows into the Sicilian countryside...a work of great artistry"

    Peter Ackroyd
  • "A great book"