• "Graham Greene's beautiful and disturbing novel is filled with tenderness, humour, excitement and doubt"

    The Times
  • "As fine a novel as he has ever written - concise, ironic, acutely observant of contemporary life, funny, shocking, above all compassionate"

    Anthony Burgess
  • "It is beautifully done, a pleasure to read, a succession of deft, unobtrusive, yet masterly touches"