• "Geras' writing is surefooted and subtly crafted, and this is an intelligent, sensitive piece of fiction about poignant emotions"

    The Bookseller
  • "a bitter-sweet, piercing account of a childhood in Borneo"

  • 'The beauty of the book is the subtlety and the insightful way the bigger picture of the after effects of the war and the colonial experience are interwoven into the portrait of a growing girl'

    The Guardian
  • 'A richly atmospheric tale. . . Geras conveys the intensity of childhood experience with great skill . . . '

    Sunday Times
  • 'Beautifully crafted'

    Sunday Telegraph

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