"Rivetingly entertaining" A book of the year, as chosen by An Wilson. -- An Wilson, The Observer.
"Anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of London's intellectual
life ... will find her book indispensable" -- Spectator
"I long to be given Rosemary Ashton's 142 The Strand" -- Claire Tomalin, The Times
"[Ashton] draws a picture so vivid it is like a novel ... a real
page turner" -- Daily Mail
"[Ashton] is excellent, describing books and linking ideas with
panache." -- Sunday Telegraph
"closer than any recent historical study to capturing the spirit
of the age" -- New Statesman
"this is a portrait skilfully drawn in the round...brilliantly
captured." -- Sunday Times
"wonderfully researched and absorbing account"
A diffuse book, fascinating, capacious, repetitive
-- Michael Schmidt
A fascinating 'microhistory' not just of an address, but of a whole social circle and creative period.
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