Reviews

  • "One of the most richly entertaining novels I've read for years"

    Guardian
  • "A beautifully written, witty and often poignant account of a brave woman's attempt to come to terms with her situation and recover her spirits"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "What makes her book so considerable an achievement is the mature, informed accuracy of its view of life. What makes it so exhilarating is the profusion of tough wit and precise poetry that everywhere transforms its black bulletins from documentary into art"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "The only way to describe my response to Bodily Harm is to say that it knocked me out... She tosses off perfect scenes with a casualness that leaves you utterly inprepared for the way these stories seize you"

    New York Times