• "Excellent-Beard is a hugely playful novelist-Dry Bones is scabrous and profane, but also very human in a good way, and probably a little bit profound too"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A roller-coaster philosophical journey of Stoppard-like brilliance-Combining angst and farce in equal measure, Dry Bones is a very English comedy: Graham Greene meets David Lodge"

    Glasgow Herald
  • "One of the most ingenious, resourceful and entertaining novelists in England"

    Philip Hensher
  • "'Beard's writing can be breathtaking'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'Richard Beard's prose is dry, nonchalant and fluent'"

    Times Literary Supplement

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