• 'Immensely powerful...a broad sweep of a book'

    The Scotsman
  • 'Sinuously evocative...Masterfully told...Immensely ambitious, yet also immensely moving, A Desert in Bohemia deserves to follow Walsh's last novel, Knowledge of Angels, on to the Booker shortlist'

    Daily Mail
  • 'A shimmering, fabulous story...Tragic, convincing, moving, this is a novel whose richness, complexity and, ultimately, optimism make the heart

    The Times
  • 'A moving, gripping, ultimately optimistic, and intensely satisfying novel. Beautifully constructed and written...wonderful'

    Harpers & Queen
  • 'Structurally and thematically ambitious...serious, yet enchanting'

    Independent on Sunday

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