• "His best novel yet ... Mr Sharpe has taken a great stride towards being considered a major craftsman in the art of farce"

    Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard
  • "This delightful book ... lives, rises and triumphs by a slicing wit"

    Daily Mirror
  • "Superb farce ... If you don't laugh your head off, Crippen wasn't guilty"

  • "Mr. Sharpe's farce has a gritty satirical edge to it, and the world his embattled central character inhabits is all too real"

    Sunday Times
  • "Tom Sharpe piles slapstick upon slapstick with the ingenious dexterity of a music-hall illusionist"

    Sunday Telegraph