• Every now and then, you come across a book that is so intensely satisfying you want to buy a sack-load of copies and dole them out to strangers on the street, A Curious Earth is one....if only there were more writers of his calibre at work in Britain today

    Alastair Sooke, Daily Telegraph
  • Though Woodward writes of family tragedy, his canvas is so busy with artfully drawn characters, telling incidents and the beautifully delineated ebb and flow of domestic life that the experience of reading him is richly involving, poignantly comic, and even somehow uplifting... his trilogy is a wonderful achievement

    Justine Jordan, Guardian
  • This immediately convincing and captivating novel is full of wit and humour and joy

    David Flusfeder, Financial Times
  • A masterful portrait of old age and loneliness. I cannot praise it highly enough. If you haven't read the previous books, no matter - you will

    Mail on Sunday
  • Woodward wears his influences lightly, and tells this strange story about living and dying in a voice as beautiful and bright as it is learned

    Melissa Katsoulis, The Times

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