• "A fine satire, filled with humorous incidents and much subtle philosophy. It is for intelligent, open-minded people with a sense of humour"

    Yorkshire Post
  • "The author has a wonderful eye for village types, and the village of Clochemerle is built up for us as a shining and integrated whole - he has chosen to employ his great talents in describing a series of people, episoded and conversations that are ribald, exaggerated and bizarre. I must confess that its rollicking grossness pleased me"

    Howard Spring
  • "A full-blooded uproarious farce in the Rabelaisian tradition"

    Times Literary Supplement