• "A funny, touching and reflective study of life and love that not only reinforces his status as one of Britain's finest comic novelists, but also lays claim for him to be considered as one of our shrewdest and most compassionate writers ... A wonderful novel, mature in its handling of life's triumphs and tragedies, warm-hearted and witty in its insight into the nature of love"

    Yorkshire Post
  • "Going Gently, like all the best comic novels, mixes sadness with laughter to great effect ... probably Nobbs's finest work"

  • "Spellbinding ... Enormously entertaining and extremely funny"

  • "We should be thankful for the continued brilliance of David Nobbs"

    Mail on Sunday