"The incomparable Winston Graham" - The Guardian.
"A long and fascinating novel of a young artist's rise to fame, of his two marriages and his struggle to make of his career something more than the brittle fashionable success of a society favourite. An unusual story, told with power and insight and leading up to a dramatic climax."
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
12. The Merciless Ladies - 1944