Henry Eliot grew up playing in the turf mizmaze on St Catherine's Hill above Winchester. He has led literary guided walks around London and is the co-author, with Matt Lloyd-Rose, of Curiocity- In Pursuit of London (2016), which the TLS called the literary equivalent of Sir John Soane's Museum.
The illustrations encourage the reader to follow a single red line as it surges and zigzags from page to page, sometimes making us read upside down or back to front. It turns reading into a game in which the book is both a puzzle and its own solution, and the results are variously enticing, frustrating and addictive - not unlike a real maze * Guardian * Beautifully immaculate degree zero prose . . . a coherent and exhilarating experience -- Greg Bright, the 'Maze King' real labyrinthine fun ... a remarkable feat of creativity * Bookseller * A hypnotising and strangely physical experience. Uniquely magical, each page offers new delights. Many books are described as 'journeys' but Follow This Thread really is one. -- Alan Connor, author of Two Girls, One on Each Knee Genuinely odd . . . you'll want to buy copies for all your friends * Spectator * Eliot's book darts with a nimble wit, sentences arcing from one page to the next so you must turn the entire thing as you read, an experience I had not had since the labyrinths of Mark Z Danielewski's novel House of Leaves. Ariadne's red thread runs throughout, a sinuous scribble forming mazes, but also minotaurs and Mephistopheles and Lara Croft. * New Statesman * Delightful, ingenious and beautifully designed -- Philip Pullman