Reissued with a beautiful new illustrative cover, the first Frederica Potter novel follows our heroine as she searches for freedom and begins a love affair
A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), and the Frederica Quartet; The Children's Book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999 and is the recipient of the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her 'inspiring contribution to life writing'.
Large, complex, ambitious, humming with energy and ideas... A
remarkable achievement -- Iris Murdoch
Comic, well plotted, immensely touching... Gaudy excitement and splendour * The Times *
An ambitious novel [whose] narrative everywhere displays knowledge and intelligence * Times Literary Supplement *