'A. S. Byatt's three-tale sequence hits the imagination's retina with all the vibrant splatter of an exploding paintbox ... Everywhere, scenes sizzle with chromatic intensity'
The Sunday Times
This elegant collection shares A.S Byatt's preoccupation with the role of art and with the heart's mysteries. Each story is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse.
'Antonia Byatt's first collection of stories displays all her talent as a novelist, but spiced with additional friskiness... a bright, sensual prose that seems to paint rather than describe' - Penelope Lively, Evening Standard