• Prescient and technically astonishing

    Geoff Dyer, GQ
  • Every so often someone comes along whose prose style is so alert and fresh, so remote from the mainstream idiom of English social fiction that is seems miraculous that they should be able to write like that and be British too. Jean Rhys is such a writer

    Jonathan Raban
  • [Jean Rhys's novels] have the quality of the best books by seeming to have written themselves, and reading them one flinches at truth after truth

    Howard Moss, The New Yorker