Elegantly argued and consistently thought-provoking * * Telegraph * * Witty, informative and contemplative * * New York Times * * Remarkable * * The Times * * What Armstrong does in her skid over the millennia is make comparisons, connections and contrasts in a way that cannot fail to enlighten the general reader . . . Myths are narratives: as she eloquently says, we shouldn't be done with them yet -- NICHOLAS LEZARD * * Guardian * * Valiant and readable . . . clearly and concisely written * * Independent * * With characteristic incisiveness, Armstrong explores the development of myth from prehistory to the present day * * Daily Mail * * Brilliant . . . Succinct and thoughtfully elucidated * * Elle * * Karen Armstrong is a genius -- AN WILSON Karen Armstrong is one of our most perceptive and thoughtful writers on religion -- JOHN GRAY One of the handful of wise and supremely intelligent commentators on religion -- ALAIN DE BOTTON
Karen Armstrong is one of the world's leading commentators on religious affairs, and has been described by the Financial Times as 'one of our best living writers on religion'. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun in the 1960s, before leaving for a career as a writer and broadcaster. Armstrong is the best-selling author of over 20 books and a passionate campaigner for religious liberty, and has addressed members of the United States Congress and the Senate and has participated in the World Economic Forum.