'The complete run of The Yellow Book, the quarterly that, for me, best captures the spirit of the fin de siècle. Beardsley’s controversial cover designs are striking examples of his illustrative art; flat perspective, stylised form, empty space and the novel application of dots.'
'A literary masterpiece, and incidentally one of my favourite books. This epic poem is unusual for its biblical subject rather than the traditional heroic and pagan subjects that we see in the likes of Homer. Yet, Milton mastered the genre to an exceptional degree and his reputation as one of the great English poets cannot be disputed.'