• "Passionate, erotic, honest, funny and also supremely sad... superbly edited by Wesley's biographer Patrick Marnham"

    Nicholas Shakespeare, Spectator
  • "a lovely, entertaining and moving book"

    Sara Wheeler, Literary Review
  • "It seems extraordinary that Mary Wesley had to wait until she was in her seventies to become an acclaimed author. These letters, written to her lover Eric Siepmann, and edited by her biographer Patrick Marnham, show that she was already a brilliant writer in her thirties"

    Lynn Barber, Sunday Times
  • "Highly readable"

    Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Daily Mail
  • "Her letters are cheerful, resilient and funny, full of sharply observed vignettes of her life in Devon."

    Jane Shilling, The Oldie