• "Quite simply the best British historical novel in years"

    Daily Mail
  • "A triumph"

    The Scotsman
  • "Mount is a fresh and brilliant historical writer; he brings a haunted and scorned statesman sympathetically to life and makes the past breathe again"

    Sunday Times
  • "Umbrella has a powerful, melancholy and peculiarly English charm... a most affecting story"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Anyone for wit? Anyone for elegance? Anyone for style? The novella is back."

    The Times