• "As humane, ridiculous and moving as Waugh's novels of the world at war"

    Ronan Bennett
  • "A gripping narrative - by turns pathetic, comic and exciting"

    Sunday Times
  • "Fascinating...unusual...invigorating...and very funny"

  • "A superb Second World War adventure... tender and funny"

    The Times
  • "Vividly recreates the violence and drama of a forgotten war, describing the camaraderie between fighting men with humour and compassion"

    Maggie Gee