"From the two-time Man Booker winner, The Giant, O’ Brien is an unforgettable novel; lyrical, shocking and spliced with black comedy"
"A novelist of remarkable diversity…She writes with wit, compassion and great elegance. Her books never fail to surprise, nor to delight: in this one she is at her very best - so far." (Independent on Sunday)
"Mantel can out-write most writers of her generation, male and female. What she has done here is disturbing, grievous and extraordinary." (Sunday Times)