Reviews

  • "Few writers give me such consistent pleasure"

    Zadie Smith
  • "She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today"

    Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  • "Surprising and rewarding... Hadley has pulled off an important and tricky task... Not many books remind you so directly and forcefully that reading is about creating new ways of seeing the world"

    New York Times
  • "Charts with intelligence, humour and unflinching perception the way we mostly fail to realise how we have to live"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "In clear prose that gorgeously fixes nuances so evanescent as to be rare, the novel unfolds an artful, inventive spectrum of opportunity and love - Tessa Hadley is that rare writer who has the convictions of her ambitions"

    Observer