"Perceptive and carefully researched."
JAN DALLY Independent on Sunday
"One of the strengths of the book is the way Kathleen Jones maps the
links between Christina and other women poets of the time"
WENDY COPE Weekend Telegraph
"Learning Not To Be First, by Kathleen Jones, has many admirable qualities
- moderation, decency, clarity of expression ...... The single focus
of Jones's book does allow more room for an analysis of the poems. This
she does well, in terms of elaborating her title - Learning Not To Be
First - and showing that the primary key to interpreting Christina's
life is an understanding of Christian forbearance." Read
MICHAEL THORN. Literary Review