• "A tour de force of imagination and storytelling... I cannot recommend it highly enough"

    Daily Mail
  • "Thomas has the rare ability to recreate the very sounds and smells and atmosphere of a long-lost world... One of the most satisfying reads in years"

    Daily Mail
  • "When it comes to telling a thoroughly good tale, dew do it better than former Barnardo boy Leslie Thomas... a surefire winner"

    Yorkshire Post
  • "Thomas, as ever, tells a cracking yarn"

    Mail on Sunday