• "Miss Cooper's life is a curiously endearing mixture of Joyce Grenfell and August Strindberg - endlessly gracious neighbourly occasions undercut and made bearable by a home life of wonderfully chaotic neurosis and catastrophes - highlighted by sudden and marvellous insights into neighbours and former friends"

    Sheridan Morley
  • "An entrancing book"

    Lynda Lee-Potter, Daily Mail
  • "A brilliant and beloved book and absolutely unputdownable"

    Elizabeth Longford
  • "So observant... a delightful book"

    Valerie Singleton, Daily Express