• "A moving story, a condemnation of the way we treat our old friends and loves, a rage against the dying of the light"

    Philip Howard, The Times
  • "A novel painfully full of feeling, and totally credible-the passion shines through"

    Isabel Quigly, Financial Times
  • "A memorably touching story about the pressures on a family trying to do their best... A wonderfully accurate, powerful and even funny portrait"

    Graham Lord, Sunday Express
  • "It is close to life in a way we hardly expect a novel to be, and finally very moving"

    Hilary Mantel, Daily Telegraph
  • "An extremely skilful and angry novel...beautifully written"

    Anita Brookner, Spectator