• "A funny, intelligent and superbly placed social comedy"

    The New York Times
  • "A work of immense intelligence, informative, disturbing and diverting"

  • "As a comedy of society and class misunderstandings, Lodge has never observed more sharply... A very nice work indeed"

    The Times
  • "Rich in reserves of humour and irony...the book is a delight "

    Mail on Sunday