• "Great skill is shown, and affection."

    P.J. Kavanagh, The Spectator
  • "a work of immense sympathy"

    Margaret Cook, New Statesman
  • "Not only does Lodge capture the kindliness and humour of the Master, but his novel is a rare portrait of friendship between men It enlarges the spirit as well as entertaining the heart and is a really fine novel."

    Amanda Craig, New Statesman
  • " perceptive and moving marvellously illuminating"

    Peregrine Worsthorne, New Statesman
  • "Stylistically genial and socially panoramic"

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent