• "It is really one of his best. There are passages so spattered with violence and blood that you look out for the red blotches on the page in front of you...brilliantly plotted"

    A.N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
  • "Dickens's story of love, espionage and Anglo-French relations"

  • "Dickens's magnificent account of the revolution and one of his best (and shortest) novels"


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