• "How bloody good her novels are – how intelligent, how lucent, how divinely crazy. They’re fun – I’d forgotten that."

    Sarah Waters, Guardian
  • "One of her most haunting works... She is spectacularly enigmatic"

    Philippa Gregory
  • "Her characters are described with loving exactitude and in such depth that their struggles to define what it means to live a good life take on dramatic force."

    New York Times
  • "Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour"

    The Times
  • "She believes in everything: true love, veridical visions, magic, monsters, pagan spirits. Her world is ignited by belief"

    Martin Amis

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