Reviews

  • "Its whole effect works slowly and mysteriously ... a major, and rare, artistic achievement"

    A. S. Byatt
  • "Quite simply a masterpiece . . . I am completely bowled over by it; by the power of its writing, by the vividness of its scene painting and by the stories it tells...This is a book which I go on rereading."

    A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph