ITHELL COLQUHOUN (1906-88) is best remembered today as a British surrealist artist and writer. Her paintings hang in national collections as far apart as London and Tel Aviv as well as in many regional galleries. Her work is informed by a profound fascination with animism, the esoteric and the occult.
'Lurks somewhere between the territory of Beardsley and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast ... shudderingly enjoyable.' - Guardian; 'The whole novel possesses a haunting, visionary quality most uncommon in present-day prose.' - Daily Telegraph; 'An extraordinary book ... the descriptions have a gripping hallucinogenic clarity ... Part Gothic fantasy, part emblematic progress through a dream world where we are never sure we have the complete key to the meaning, we see the workings of a perceptive and curious painterly eye.' - Mandrake Speaks