• "[A] marvellous novel"

    Carmen Callil, Financial Times
  • "Roddy Doyle has done the impossible - he has made Paula Spencer even more unforgettable the second time round"

    The Times
  • "[A] magnificent achievement"

  • "Doyle has created a little masterwork, a gem of persuasive realism"

    Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday
  • "An intoxicating sequel...a phenomenally rewarding read"

    Euan Ferguson, Observer