Reviews

  • "A wonderful epic novel"

    The Times
  • "Louis de Bernières is the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... His novel will give pleasure to all sorts of readers"

    Evening Standard
  • "An emotional, funny, stunning novel which swings with wide smoothness between joy and bleakness, personal lives and history... It's lyrical and angry, satirical and earnest"

    Observer
  • "A master of haunted realism. His best novel yet. He deals with death and love and tragedy... This is a novel to be prized"

    Daily Mail