• "Being conceived in suffering and written in blood, it profoundly moves its audience."

    The Times
  • "<p>Not for nothing did Edith Sitwell claim that she could not recall being "so deeply, so terribly moved" as when reading this story.</p><p>An evocative portrayal of life in depression-era Britain.</p>"

    The Guardian
  • "One of the earliest and best novels to call for social change in Britain"

    Dazed Digital