• "A blackly, bleakly comic novel... An enjoyable, original fable"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Casual-seeming but frighteningly perceptive. Palmer is a master of sly, deadpan narration. Not a word or detail seems misplaced"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Wry and vivid, this novel is a little gem"

    Good Book Guide
  • "Caustically comic"

    Daily Mail
  • "An absorbing symphonic novel. A delightful, enjoyable tale. William Palmer is a master craftsman"

    Literary Review