• "Funny, warm and enriching."

    Alan Davies, Daily Express
  • "Gloriously triumphant...confirms Doyle as the best novelist of his generation"

    Nick Hornby, Literary Review
  • "Truthful, hilarious, painfully sad"

    Tom Shone, Spectator
  • "A superb recreation of childhood"

    Dermot Bolger
  • "This is one of the most compelling novels I've read in ages, a triumph of style and perception"

    Joseph O' Connor, Irish Times