• "The most original and enchanting romance I have read in a long time"

    Erica Wagner, The Times
  • "McCracken avoids the temptations of easy humour and writes with great pathos and delicacy about the complexities of love"

  • "The lucid, compelling prose convinces us that this mismatched pair do become a real couple: improbably, disturbingly, and very movingly, theirs is a true love story"

    Sunday Times
  • "The Giant's House is the work of a writer who is as singular and astute as the characters she creates... funny, ambitious and precise... a beautifully composed portrait of people struggling against themselves with the full force of their courage and desire"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Every so often a novel comes along which transcends whimsy with the beauty of its writing. Elizabeth McCracken's small masterpiece is one of these"