Reviews

  • Can one talk yet of vintage Hatherley? Yes, one can. Here are all the properties that have made him one of the most distinctive writers in England - not just 'architectural writers', but writers full stop: acuity, contrariness, observational rigour, frankness and beautifully wrought prose. This is a tempered love letter to eastern Europe and a fullblown love letter to an eastern European woman. I can't think of anything remotely akin

    Jonathan Meades
  • The latest heir to Ruskin.

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • Hatherley is the most informed, opinionated and acerbic guide you could wish for.

    Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times