• "(Ali is) 'a writer with a keen eye for physical and emotional detail, and a style, mixing the tart with the lyrical which pulls you fast into her chosen world'"

    The Times
  • "(Ali's) 'assured writing and gentle humour are a constant delight'"

    Daily Mail
  • "Compelling, atmospheric and elegantly written"

  • "Ali gives us a glimpse into a world that's truly exotic ... brilliantly evocative"

    Daily Express
  • "Well written and often entertaining .... a perfectly pleasant read"

    Daily Telegraph