• "Giraffe is rich, difficult to describe...blade-sharp imagery...Giraffe is important as a work of art. It will probably change your life and if it does it will be for the better"

    Todd McEwan, Scottish Review of Books
  • "Giraffe is a work of obvious passion and great skill"

    Alex Gibbons, New Statesman
  • "An outstanding debut, sparking with ideas and poetic qualities"

    Sam Phipps, Saturday Herald
  • "[P]oetic, multilayered prose...the strangeness of the giraffes' short-lived "migration'' to Czechoslovakia, Ledgard has found an effective symbol for what he calls "the brief communist moment''"

    Elena Seymenliyska, Daily Telegraph
  • "There's plenty to like in Legard's novel: not least the wondrous, and gentle, giraffes"

    James Flint, Guardian

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