• "Deakin has written an aquatic Songlines."

    Heathcote Williams
  • "I jumped in with both feet and wanted to stay for more."

    Griff Rhys-Jones
  • "Erudite, funky and passionate, a total delight"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Charmingly and elegantly written"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A delicious, cleansing, funny, wise and joyful book, so wonderfully full of energy and life. I loved it"

    Jane Gardam