• "Debi Gliori's first novel is an unbridled fantasy with elements of the Addams family, a hint of Gormenghast and overtones of the mafia, together with computer technology and some parody, all blended into a heavy brew that is laugh-out-loud funny"

    The Bookseller
  • "It's a gallimaufry of ghastly, giggly stuff"

    Financial Times
  • "Fluent and energetic"

    The Sunday Times
  • "Features one of the most eccentric families in children's fiction . . . A rollicking red, which rapidly draws the reader into its strange and gothic world"

    Waterstones Books Quarterly
  • "Wonderful stuff"

    Daily Telegraph