• "A modern saga...she has a fine ear for words and a quick wit for absudities"

    The Times
  • "An extraordinary imagination - witty, light-footed, realistic, yet with shooting insights into the nature of personality and love"

    Isabel Quigley, Financial Times
  • "Tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening... A liberating novel. It deserves a wide readership"

    Michael Herbert, Literary Review
  • "Mordant intelligence; formidable insight into the springs of human self-deception, self-aggrandisement and self-destruction; and an effortless, always vivid style"

    Jeffrey Meyers, Spectator
  • "Beautifully written and constructed... A rich and elegant achievement"

    Peter Kemp, Listener