"Javier Marias is such an elegant, witty and persuasive writer that it is tempting simply to quote him at length" The Scotsman "Brief, playful, charming and insightful." Metro "...sprightly and entertaining...these essays are often as evocative of their subjects and as full of illuminating little nuggets of information as a well-written obituary." TLS"
About the Author
Javier Marías is the author of nine novels, two collections of short stories and seven collections of essays. Several of his books have been translated into English, including Dark Back of Time, Your Face Tomorrow, All Souls and A Heart So White (winner of the prestigious IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award). He has also translated many of the English classics into Spanish, including Conrad, Stevenson, Hardy, Yeats, Auden and Sterne. He lives in Madrid.