"Kathleen Jones is a skilled and subtle biographer, who has written
grippingly and with great empathy about female hardship and creativity"
PAMELA NORRIS, Literary Review
"One of the strengths of this thoughtful, sympathetic biography is the
way it reminds the reader of the destructive social insecurities of
the recent past. . . It is a dramatic and unsettling story and Jones
tells it with quiet tact." Read
ANNE CHISHOLM Sunday Telegraph
"Jones is probing but gentle. She leads us gently through the life until
she reaches the moment when she can ask what she calls the serious questions,
the ones at the core of Cookson's character"
BERYL KINGSTON, The Express on Sunday
"Kathleen Jones biography displays all the Cookson virtues. Her narrative
is uncluttered and direct, her analysis complex and sometimes surprising.
Most importantly she never condescends to her subject." Read
KATHERYN HUGHES, Daily Telegraph
"This is such a bravura exercise in biography, I would suggest Kathleen
Jones not only wins her case but should be awarded costs." Read
CHARLOTTE CORY, Times Literary Supplement"