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  • This is a tragic story with not a word wasted, raised to an elegiac level by Phillips's supple, controlled prose

    Sunday Independent
  • A subtle and poignant novel... A fine and beautifully nuanced performance

    Sunday Times
  • A compassionate portrait of an enigmatic figure... Written with Phillips's trademark understated elegance

    The Times
  • Phillips has brilliantly resurrected a bitter-sweet life... Without a doubt Phillips' most accomplished novel

    Time Out

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