'...I met the sad menopausee and offered her, at the flick of a switch, a return of beauty, youth, and desire. And - after all, I'm no stinge-merchant - power and money as well. Why not? If a man, such as Dr Faustus, was offered such commodities by myself...why not a woman, in this age of equality?' Emma Tennant's ingenious modern-day reworking of the "Faust Legend" describes a young woman's dark discovery of just what befell her kindly long-lost grandmother. "Brilliant". (Penelope Fitzgerald, "Evening Standard"). "An elegant and bitter story...an angry diagnosis of consumerism, pollution, wealth, poverty and war..." ("Times Literary Supplement"). "It is a masterpiece. Or, as the Devil himself might say, one hell of a book." (Daily Mail).