• "A triumph - a finely executed little masterpiece"

    Daily Mirror
  • "It's a glory...intensely moving...It's a wise and moving novel, perfectly accomplished. It shows that no life is ordinary. It shines fresh light on the nature of love"

  • "Sublimely funny and the time I'd finished this sleek little novel I'd laughed out loud numerous times and, eventually, cried. That's as true a testimony to a book's loveliness as I know"

  • "A striking and wise novel, deceptively slight yet emotionally profound"

    New Statesman
  • "This is a silk stocking of a novel: fragile, light - and yet possessed of surprising tensile strength...making it look this simple is a real art"

    The Times