“It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature.” Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
“Jane Eyre fired my child’s imagination at twelve and it has been an abiding source of literary and personal inspiration to this day.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
“It is one of the most incredible descriptions of everyday life in the eighteenth century.” DBC Pierre, 53, writer, London.
“Come for the words, and stay for the photographs. Or maybe the other way around.” Gary Shteyngart, 42, writer, United States.
‘The strange thing about Jagger is that he is not interested in the past. He wants to be cool and in the future. This is Mick Jagger the human.’ Philip Norman, 69, author, London.
“The book tries to explain that, tries to hesitating what is new about India and what’s old and how this transition is happening, how it’s affecting people’s lives, how their asperations are changing, how their visions on the future are changing.” Oliver Balch, 37, writer & student, Hay-on-Wye.
“I managed after prison to pull myself together, do a bit of work, and get a scholarship to Cambridge. It’s a story really, about how I grew into becoming a television performer and writer, and the extraordinary amount of money I made by mistake…” Stephen Fry, 53, polymath, trader in words, entertainer, national embarrassment, London & Hollywood.