• "Beautifully written and extraordinarily moving"

    Sunday Times
  • "Moving and profound... Perfectly constructed"

  • "He has reaffirmed the importance of character in the novel; his Anna and Hartmann are as real, as moving and convincing as Anna Karenina and Vronsky... It is a novel to cherish and delight in"

  • "A novel of rare intelligence and passion"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "An unusual and moving novel in which courage and abnegation are pitted against illicit but total love...a poised and well-judged work"

    Financial Times