"Mortifications & Lies is an important book, both stylistically and thematically a ground-breaking book. One emerges from the experience of reading it disturbed and challenged. Its haunting rhythms do not easily let go. It reinforces insights many of us already possess, but reminds us of the need to reject complacency, to become involved.
Many of Mansell's books are already recorded on CD. It is to be hoped Mortifications & Lies will soon follow suit."
Margaret Bradstock, Five Bells, Volume 12, no 2, Autumn 2005, p48