A sparkling collection of journalism from the critically acclaimed author of "Bad Blood" and "Moments Of Truth". This selection of Lorna Sage's writing from 1972-2001 covers the thirty years in which she wrote for the London and New York literary papers and journals. From carefully worked interviews and profiles, to the snappiest and deftest of weekly reviews, it contains some of her best writing. We can trace the often surprising development of her distinctive voice and follow its sharpest critical reactions to the important authors and landmark publications of our times. Whether dissecting George Eliot, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley or Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco and Salman Rushdie, Sage's unmistakable voice is here: intelligent, hilarious, anarchic, courageous, genial and serious.