"Funny–insightful–scintillating." – NOW
"A marvellous fable for our times…funny, wise and strange…. Ackroyd has written what we always knew that he alone of his generation could produce: a timeless literary masterpiece." – A.N. Wilson
"Articulate, comic, wise, delicate, melancholy, exquisite…a carefully-pulsed breath of a book with an impact that sneaks into one’s dreams." – Independent
"The pervasive presence of a London transformed by the mythical and magical possibilities of its distant past and its imagined future is one of the attractions [of The Plato Papers]." – TLS
From the Trade Paperback edition.