• "Not since Penelope Fitzgerald's pen was stilled has there been so transcendent and workmanlike a novel in English"

    Candia McWilliam
  • "Davey is a beautiful writer"

    Financial Times
  • "[A] skillful handling of words. She is able to create intimacy brilliantly...beautifully observed"

    Time Out
  • "Subtle and challenging...attempts something radical with the fictional form: it eludes novelistic norms in favour of something more like life"

  • "Davey is a deft observer of the inequalities of nature that exist within families"

    Daily Telegraph