Donoghue's latest book pulsates with the vibrancy of London in an era that couldn't be more extravagant. While Mad King George was teetering on the throne, the grotesquely privileged carried on a gaudy social whirl
A born writer
She. . . makes interesting parallels between the political concerns of the 1790s and those of today
. . . another bright, bruising slice of eighteenth-century life in London . . . Why should Michel Faber hog the glory?