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‘A love story and political comment, a defence of the art of fiction, a masterpiece’ Evening Standard

‘An excellent and entertaining read’ Daily Mail

‘Rich and splendid…viciously funny and a rip-roaring read’ Elle

A Vicious Circle exposes the corruption of London’s journalistic circuit, the horrors of our hospitals and slums, and the transformations caused by motherhood.

Gripping, tender and fiercely funny, it has been instantly recognised as a modern classic about the way we live now.


One of the wickedest, most clever satires of modern London in recent years. I loved it
Linda Grant, author of THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS
A Vicious Circle has the zest and mordant wit of an early Evelyn Waugh and it is a testament to Craig's talent that the characters leap off the page despite their often cartoon-like grotesquerie . . . In an age in which we are seriously lacking comic novels with bite, A Vicious Circle is a wonderful tonic - a work that makes you cry with laughter but also eats unforgettably into your soul
Sunday Telegraph
An excellent novel
Fay Weldon, Sunday Times
Line after line of sparkling malice...a fierce and funny book
Harpers & Queen
A brilliant disquisition on the way we live now...No wonder some people mention it in the same breath as Vanity Fair. Its treatment of ambition, of social rise and fall, warrant the comparison...a hugely entertaining book
Cressida Connolly, The Oldie
A novel of rare intelligence and ambition...Funny, insightful, beautifully plotted
Time Out
It makes you laugh, it makes you blub...an excellent and entertaining read
Daily Mail
A plot of marvellous intricacy...it provokes peals of horrid laughter
Combines wit, panache and extravagance with a penetrating moral sense...delightfully readable and not a little disturbing