• "Provides equal does of sex and repression in war-torn Britain with panache and pace"

    The Times
  • "A very good book in detail, careful and subtle in observation, mature in judgement"

    Susan Hill
  • "Extraordinarily accomplished and fast-moving"

    Financial Times
  • "It's hard to overpraise Mary Wesley's tingling and spry with life that put a mirror to the book and I'll almost swear it will mist over with the breath of the five young cousins"

    The Times