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  • Galbraith has already established himself as a historical novelist of the highest calibre... With his third novel... he is set to propel himself further into the spotlight...Galbraith assembles the parts of his novel piece by piece and welds them together with care, until the whole ignites into a glorious roar of literary success

    Vanessa Curtis, Scotland on Sunday
  • Written with wit and vigour, this is a hugely enjoyable read ... Galbraith has clearly been meticulous in his research, referencing contemporary cartoons and headlines. It has paid off: a more engaging and surprising historical novel is unlikely to be published this year

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • Among the very best of our historical novelists

  • A fascinating premise for a novel.... the feel of the era is convincing. So too, is the depiction of a nation on the cusp of a momentous decision


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