• "'Ali has an impressive command of her story, but her real gift is in the richness of the lives she has created, populating Nazneen's London with a very entertaining cast of comic characters'"

    The Times
  • "'I was totally gripped by Brick Lane. A brilliant evocation of sensuality which might occur anywhere'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime'"

    The Sunday Times
  • "'Comedy and poignancy abound...Brick Lane is a wonderful debut'"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "'Brick Lane has everything: richly complex characters, a gripping story and it's funny too'"