Reviews

  • "Moving and incredibly funny at the same time. A great achievement."

    RICHARD E. GRANT
  • "Dazzling. Intense and gritty at times, sparkling and hilarious at others. I found it absorbing, witty, joyous and moving…and that’s all I really want from a book!"

    JO BRAND
  • "Wise, witty and warm - a deliciously exotic feast of a book, spiced with the two best ingredients, love and laughter"

    KATHY LETTE
  • "Through her novels, screenwriting and acting Meera Syal has not only changed the way Britain sees British Asians, but how British Asians see and talk about themselves. It is no surprise that her new, much-anticipated, novel is totally original and important and true."

    SATNAM SANGHERA
  • "A delicately written, profound study of the female condition in the rich world and the poor. The gifted Syal does it again."

    Independent
  • "Surely the makings of a hit ... This book is bound to delight many readers, who will embrace Syal's well-chosen subject, her warm and witty voice and her passionate involvement with the world."

    Sunday Times
  • "Wonderfully candid .. Syal’s main achievement with this rumbustious, confrontational and ultimately heartbreaking book has been to turn the standard British-Asian displacement narrative on its head"

    Guardian
  • "Witty and moving"

    Fabulous Magazine