• "Extraordinary prose"

    Sunday Times
  • "As Kipling was to the secrets of the jungle, so is Baker to modern domesticity, equally ready with fascinating observation"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "There is a good deal more everyday wonder here than in a hundred original miscellanies"

  • "This might be Baker's best yet - you're in for a treat"

    Evening Standard
  • "Like the small, agreeable sensations it so deftly evokes, this modestly scaled story is a pleasure that can add cheer to an entire day"