• "Classic, breathtaking Tremain"

    Independent on Sunday, Books of the Year
  • "Mordantly perceptive tales"

    Sunday Times
  • "Moving and tragic...the darkness of Rose Tremain is never far from the surface in this brilliantly written short story collection"

  • "Written with the deft imagination we've come to know and love from Rose Tremain"

    Good Housekeeping
  • "A distinguished collection"

    Stephanie Cross, Observer