• Boyd is back on a form few of his contemporaries can match. This fine, touching and clever book is the best thing he's written since [Any Human Heart] and deserves similar adulation

  • Boyd on form is the ultimate in immersive fiction, and Love is Blind is Boyd at the top of his game . . . magnificent

    David Mills, Sunday Times
  • Boyd's talents as a rollicking storytelling [are] full on display in this historical blockbuster

    Claire Allfree, Metro
  • A finely judged performance: a deft and resonant alchemy of fact and fiction, of literary myth and imagination

    Book of the Week, Guardian
  • The book begins and continues at a cracking pace - or perhaps a cinematic stride - with scenes, scenarios, set-pieces and minor characters aplenty, all of which and all of whom might easily detain another writer for an entire book . . . He makes it look easy: he's a pro

    New Statesman
  • He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries

    Daily Telegraph
  • Boyd is a brilliant novelist

  • William Boyd is arguably one of Britain's finest living writers

    Sunday Express