• "Few writers think and talk so beguilingly. This book is wonderfully funny. And intelligent. And moving"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Quicksilver clever and allusive"

    The Times
  • "Scintillating... It's funny, quick on the draw, and knows when to soften the gaze. It reads so smoothly, the pages seem to flip themselves"

  • "A writer of rare intelligence. He catches the detail of contemporary life with an uncanny forensic skill... He is, as always, a superb ironist, a connoisseur of middling, muddling, modern England"

    London Review of Books
  • "A wonderfully wistful and funny novel"

    Daily Telegraph