`As Donald Spoto demonstrates, Hitchcock's art imitated his life and mentality with disquieting closeness.' -- Daily Express
'Hitchcock was eccentric, brilliant, vulnerable, testy and, in the final analysis, human. To reinforce that humanity, indeed to show its darker side, is the purpose of Donald Spoto's Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies.'
-- Times Literary Supplement (London) 5 Sept 08