A very entertaining romp. (GUARDIAN WEEKLY
She writes with vivid, fervent imagination, provoking shivers in the reader. (EVENING STANDARD
Spitefully funny, sordid and chilling, A FACTORY OF CUNNING deserves to become a cult classic. (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Stockley, a painter and historian of costume, has a fantastic eye for detail and a very witty way with words... which make her FACTORY OF CUNNING an irresistable gegaw. (GUARDIAN
*A major novel with a plot full complex twists and turns, all told in an extraordinarily accurate 18th Century voice, by an extremely talented writer.