• "An impressive tale of love and death in wartime...much contemporary fiction seems inconsequential and fleeting by comparison"

  • "Edric handles the many characters and threads of this complex novel with skill...[his] consistent brilliance is astounding"

    Literary Review
  • "His descriptions are masterful"

    Scottish Sunday Herald
  • "A novel of a particular time and place, but one that poses timeless questions...Very satisfying...He is at his best here"

    The Scotsman
  • "Compelling...Edric has a flawless sense of pace, and an intuitive grasp of character"

    Sunday Times