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

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

  • "'The kind of novel that surprises one with its depth and dash; it is a novel that will last'"

  • "'The joy of this book is its marriage of a wonderful writer with a fresh, rich and hidden world.Her achievement is huge. This is a book written with love and compassion'"

    Evening Standard
  • "'A wonderful first novel.Ali's writing is stunning, almost poetic at times, and she has a beautifully inventive turn of phrase"

    Mail on Sunday