This book caused some splash. Many reviewers took up the historical-novel issue: John Walsh
in the Times used the term costume drama in the same breath as writing that the historical details provide a fascinating...
, her editor at Gollancz, had first suggested this she should write this kind of fiction.
Gamble, Sarah. Angela Carter. A Literary Life. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
, then a junior in Gollancz
's publicity department, relates how he went overboard...