Reviews

  • Highly colourful . . . they're all here, the big names of the time - behaving badly, and, at times, quite madly too

    Rachel Cooke, Observer
  • Roe is a talented writer, fascinated by la vie Boheme . . . She can find phrases that perfectly capture the feeling of a neighbourhood

    John Carey, Sunday Times
  • Brings together some of the chief protagonists in one of the 20th century's most inventive art movements. A vivid read

    Radio Times
  • She vividly charts the birth of surrealism . . . a tale rich in absurdity and outlandish characters, from Cocteau and Max Ernst to Dali and Picasso

    Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
  • Sue Roe describes with plenty of colour how surrealism was born and developed in Montparnasse . . . Roe marshals [the figures behind dada and surrealism] with great finesse

    The Times
  • Enjoyable, engaging, rollicking - the storytelling is lively

    Spectator, on ‘In Montmartre’
  • Admirable. What an eye for art Roe has. Brilliant

    Guardian, on ‘In Montmartre’
  • An elegant synthesis of complex material... it excels: Roe is a skilled and graceful writer.

    The Telegraph on 'In Montmartre'
  • Lively and engaging... in her entertaining, ingeniously structured account Roe brings Montmartre's heyday back to life.

    The Sunday Times on 'In Montmartre'
  • [Roe]skilfully weaves her descriptions of artworks into her romp through the artists' struggles and fractious relationships.

    The Times on 'In Montmartre'