• "More than enough charm, wit and pathos to keep even a Maupin virgin enthralled"

  • "A book of considerable charm"

    Daily Mail
  • "Comedy in its most classical form... some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read"

  • "May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress... Maupin's ear for dialogue is as acute as his feeling for characterisation, and the net result is as engaging a read as you are likely to encounter"

    The Times
  • "The Tales of the City sequence has been one of the literary menus plaisirs of the past decade - Maupin with his elegance and charm has found a place among the classics"