Praise for Lucy Hughes-Hallet’s first book, CLEOPATRA:
'Brilliant and discursive.'
ANTONIA FRASER, THE SUNDAY TIMES
'Fascinating, wide-ranging, highly-coloured, hugely energetic.'
HILARY SPURLING, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Lucy Hughes-Hallett writes very well, with a sometimes epigrammatic edge… Quite brilliantly she elicits from the publicised extravagance of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor's real-life, jet-set reprise of Antony and Cleopatra, an essay on the spiritual worth of prodigality, seen as a
Rabelaisian, Dionysian 'holy foolishness''
JOHN UPDIKE, NEW YORK TIMES
'A delightful book, written with grace and intelligence and brimming with entertaining illustrations and bizarre information'
CHRISTOPHER HUDSON, EVENING STANDARD
About the Author
Lucy Hughes-Hallett is the author of CLEOPATRA: HISTORIES, DREAMS AND DISTORTIONS which was published in 1990 to wide acclaim. CLEOPATRA won the Fawcett Prize and the Emily Toth Award. Lucy Hughes-Hallett reviews for the Sunday Times. This is her second book.