• "A brilliant, harrowing, powerful novel"

    Daily Mail
  • "Excruciatingly powerful"

    Antony Beevor, Daily Telegraph
  • "There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail... Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer"

    New York Times
  • "It would take a mile-long essay to do justice to the many virtues of Sebastian Faulks's wonderful novel. This riveting account of a young woman's odyssey...deserves the highest praise... Masterful narrative and zestful pen-portraits. A beautiful near-masterpiece"

    John Murray, Independent on Sunday
  • "With Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks completes a trilogy of novels set in France... It is an impressive body of work... The most impressive novelist of his generation"

    Sunday Telegraph