• "Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy"

  • "Simply gripping story-telling"

    The Times
  • "Powerful, passionate, mordantly funny and, at one point, unbearably sad, it is that rarest of things: a book that is heaven to read out loud to a pyjama-clad child"

    Debi Gliori, Daily Telegraph
  • "An astonishing novel . . . I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places . . . The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece."

    Financial Times
  • "Great yarn written in fairly simple text"

    Liverpool Echo