Reviews

  • "It's a brilliant, painful, funny and courageous book"

    Esther Freud, Guardian
  • "Simply tremendous... She is a witch, with the surest hand in contemporary fiction"

    Philip Hensher, Spectator
  • "Her limpid, chaste, luscious fiction describes real lives"

    John Lancaster, Daily Telegraph
  • "Her stories are - for those who, like me, recognise the truth in every word - like a reprieve... Sharp, poetic and marvellously witty"

    Kate Kellaway, Observer
  • "Motherhood has long been a subscription-only sort of subject. Helen Simpson has found a way to tell it, and I hope that people beyond the constituency margins are listening"

    Rachel Cusk, Evening Standard