• "Carefully measured storytelling in this enveloping tale of life's small treasures lost and found"

    Sunday Times
  • "Beautifully done. It reads absolutely true"

  • "An impressive, workmanlike, poignant piece of work: the barren husband and wife in the foreground; a wealth of vividly drawn minor characters behind them; and, framing the whole picture, the great brooding sea, giver and taker of life."

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Masterful...a work of rare beauty"

    Financial Times
  • "A richly evocative tale"

    Daily Mail