• "A book for the magpies among us, designed to be dipped in to time after time ... absorbing anthology"

    Sunday Herald
  • "The appeal of this scholarly and thoughtful anthology is that it juxtaposes glancing insights with painstaking research... the two introductions... display something of the combined tastes and talents that have gone into this fascinating compilation"

    Penelope Lively, Financial Times
  • "Rich and thought-provoking... What is appealing about this anthology (and I write as someone who on the whole dislikes them) is that it not only gives examples of the myriad responses that memory evokes but it offers theories that try to account for it"

    The Times
  • "A fascinating and topical encyclopaedia on a little understood subject... a forensic strike at the quivering fragility of what and how we remember"

    Big Issue
  • "Engaging...constantly surprising"

    Scotland on Sunday