• "I was captivated from the first page. I cannot remember when I enjoyed a first novel more"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "If all works of fiction were as thoughtful, as subtle, as well constructed, and as funny as <i>Metroland</i> there would be no more talk of the death of the novel"

    New Statesman
  • "A rare and unusual first novel"

    London Magazine
  • "A very funny, touching first novel. It has a hard comic edge to it that is logical and at the same time extremely diverting"

  • "One would have to look very hard to find a wryer, more lovingly detailed account of intellectual and sexual innocence abroad"

    New York Times