• "Moving, funny and bleak by turns, there is nothing sentimental about it"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Not a wet miserable childhood, à la Frank McCourt, but a Protestant childhood and one that makes for hugely enjoyable reading"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "An evocative account of Protestant life in mid-century Ireland...ornamented with charming line drawings by Jeremy Williams"

    Irish Independent
  • "The twenty-six chapters are beautifully crafted-lively, elegant... A classic memoir"

    Irish Times
  • "Rathcormick is an intriguing insight into the [Protestant] class, its mores, its thrifty values. Homan Potterton has dipped into the vintage, sipped some, and gently offers us a taste"

    Sunday Tribune