• "Maeve Binchy has a gimlet eye for the seething cauldron of emotions which lies beneath the surface of everyday life"

    Irish Independent
  • "An adept storyteller with a sharp eye for social nuances and a pleasing affection for her characters"

    Sunday Times
  • "Has a lovely warm heart... Her prose is magnificently simple and lucid"

    Evening Standard
  • "Touching, gossipy and as warming as a feather bed"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Compulsive reading ... Ms Binchy has the true story-teller's knack"

    The Observer