• A completely beguiling novel. always giving the reader a sense of being there. Very engaging

  • Wholly delightful, intelligent, funny and unexpected. A remarkable book, offering sheer delight

  • A simple story, seductively told, it touches and lifts up the beauty of human experience far beyond the mountains of Western China in which the story is set

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Highly original and sweetly charming

    The Times
  • If you read only one novel, choose this one: it's worth a hundred

    Le Figaro

Strictly Necessary


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