"A superb storyteller in her prime."
-The Globe and Mail
"Anita Brookner works a spell on the reader; being under it is both an education and a delight."
-The Washington Post Book World
"Brookner is a writer of great skill and precision. Passages of brilliant writing abound, hard-won insights that startle us with Brookner’s clarity and succinct intelligence."
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
From the Hardcover edition.