• "The lustre, energy and panache of her writing are as striking as ever...Funny, bold and memorable"

    Helen Dunmore, The Times
  • "Beautifully written...brimming with quirky characters and original storytelling. Kate Atkinson has struck gold with this unique offering"

    Time Out
  • "Sends jolts of pleasure off the page...Atkinson's funniest foray is a work of Dickensian or even Shakespearean plenty"

    The Scotsman
  • "A truly comic novel - achingly funny in parts - challenging and executed with wit and mischief...hilarious and magical"

    Meera Syal, Daily Express
  • "Her novels are remarkable both in and of themselves, and as evidence of an important emerging body of work from a brilliant and profoundly original writer"

    Daily Telegraph