• "A hugely assured and very moving first novel"

    Mark Haddon, Sunday Telegraph
  • "A remarkable first novel...vibrant...exotic"

    Sunday Times
  • "The Great Neasden Novel has arrived...Haunting and cherishable...A hugely promising debut"

  • "A dazzling debut...I adored this book; I defy anyone to read the final pages without tears in their eyes. Easily the best book of the year so far"

  • "This sparky debut novel... Enthralling from the first page, this bittersweet fusion of fairytales and nightmares is sugared by nostalgia and salted with sadness, Hephzibah Anderson, Daily Mail"

    Hephzibah Anderson, Daily Mail