• "A lean, quietly elegiac postscript to the protaganist's existence... told in simple, restrained prose, this is a novel brimming with humanity - one to savour"

    Hephzibah Anderson, Observer
  • "Written with admirable restraint and composed with sturdy, elegant prose, it's an object lesson in the fact that, sometimes, less can be more. Human and moving"

    Daily Mail
  • "A quarter of a century in the making, Peter Pouncey's first novel is laden with the fruits of a lifetime's reflection... The detail reveals Pouncey as a brilliant miniaturist"

  • "An intense, memorable little book"

    The Times
  • "Poignant...profound and moving. The work of a superior intelligence"

    Irish Independent

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