"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.