Reviews

  • "The book reassures that no matter how many times you've done something or been somewhere, the humiliations remain as burning, the pleasure as sharp as ever"

    Independent
  • "A funny, original, stinging-as-a-nettle, soothing-as-a-dockleaf read"

    Observer
  • "A carefully observed, caustic portrait of two opposites - one prickly, one plodding - and their troublesome but enduring friendship"

    New York Times
  • "A pleasure from start to finish"

    Guardian
  • "Every detail...is described with the accuracy of an X-ray and the urgency of poetry"

    Daily Telegraph