'All the good stories, and more, are here … a genuinely encyclopaedic work … Everybody interested in the subject should read it'
Andrew Marr, Sunday Times
'Superb … you hang on to every word'
Rachel Cooke, Observer
'A seminal work: limpidly written, replete with lightly worn scholarship and unrivalled intimate knowledge'
William Boyd, New Statesman
'A masterpiece … a major work of art history'
Wall Street Journal
'A wise and authoritative account of the post-war London art scene'
Artists & Illustrators
'An anecdote-rich study of the geniuses and oddballs – Bacon, Freud, Hockney and more – who revived British art after the Second World War'
'Superb, with vivid vignettes of the likes of Lucian Freud'
'At once scholarly and wonderfully gossipy'