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  • [A] modest little book, well on its way to becoming a modern classic.

    John Campbell, Independent
  • Rich, satisfying, warm and utterly vivid

    Mail on Sunday
  • A wonderful book... [Her] history is acutely visual... The book is a masterpiece of miniaturist history

    Times Literary Supplement
  • This is history at its most interesting and compelling

    Sunday Express
  • No other living foreign writer has gone deeper into the psyche of rural France


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