• "Meticulously researched and written with economy and sympathy"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "Themes of loss, displacement and - eventually - adjustment and acceptance link two very different narrative strands in this evocative novel . . . The historical background is meticulously researched but above all this is an engrossing story for children to enjoy"

    Kate Agnew, Guardian
  • "Susan Cooper hits top form with Victory . . . A rousing yarn, crammed with enough accurate detail to keep any history teacher more than happy"

    Nick Tucker, Independent
  • "Susan Cooper shows great empathy for her characters . . . this is masterful historical writing which vividly brings the past to life"

    Publishing News
  • "The emotional demands of contemporary family life are beautifully counter-pointed with the privations of early 19th century seafaring . . . An evocative novel"

    Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller