• "Unexpectedly life affirming, wise and mature"

    The Times
  • "A memorably touching story with a suitably emotional ending"

  • "For readers more at home with awkward reality than sentimentality, Solace of the Road has a lot to offer. Siobhan Dowd meets every challenge with the authority of a born writer"

  • "Real, touching, at times gritty, but laced with humour throughout it will delight teenage and adult readers alike"

    Irish Post
  • "This gritty, realistic novel which deploys Dowd's talent for humour, will appeal to the older teenage reader"

    Daily Telegraph