'Brilliant-an artist of great imaginative power' Sunday Times
John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, The Collector (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.
He has a magnificent narrative gift...brilliant * Independent *
A brilliant, unusual theme... Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones * Sunday Times *
Brilliant...an artist of great imaginative power * Sunday Times *
No book will make you appreciate the great outdoors more than this creepy locked-room horror story * Guardian *
There is not a page in this first novel which does not prove that its author is a master storyteller * New York Times *