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Reviews

  • [Barnes] is always clever, often original and unusually funny... Elizabeth Finch...offers plenty to chew on...with barely a sentence in it that doesn't have some nutritional value.

    John Self, The Times
  • A singular tale.

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail, *Books to Look Out For 2022*
  • Everything Barnes writes changes everything... Barnes's latest novel, must be read at least twice for the full force of its voltage to be felt... A cryptic crossword of a novel, Elizabeth Finch is a tricksier and even brainier version of Flaubert's Parrot.

    Frances Wilson, Oldie
  • The book's central and most enthralling section...deals with a figure EF esteemed as a kindred spirit: Julian the Apostate... A bravura exercise in nimbly handled erudition... [Elizabeth Finch] also celebrates the cast of mind Barnes most prizes. A connoisseur and master of irony himself, he fills this book with instances of its exhilarating power.

    Peter Kemp, Sunday Times
  • Elizabeth Finch ranks alongside Barnes' best.

    Joshua Pugh Ginn, UK Press Syndication
  • A new novel from Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes is always a literary event, and Elizabeth Finch...is not different. Wistful, thought-provoking stuff.

    Sunday Telegraph
  • This is...Julian Barnes...in his best ambitious high concept mode, serious and playful at once.

    Lindsay Duguid, Tablet, *Novel of the Week*

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