• "Clare's extraordinary and mesmerising odyssey following the migration of the swallow from South Africa to South Wales"

    Annabel Goldie, Herald
  • "A gifted and lyrical travel writer"

    Financial Times
  • "The author deploys some fine lyrical writing and a gift for inventive, unexpected metaphor ... Clare's other great asset is his brave, modern, multicultural and open-hearted approach to travel itself"

    Mark Cocker, Guardian
  • "Fizzingly entertaining. His own prose has something of their flight: daring, sharp-edged, fast-moving, graceful, full of surprises. This is a great adventure, thrillingly realised"

    Tom Fort, Literary Review
  • "Remarkably insightful and entertaining, with Clare proving himself to be the most enthusiastic, open-minded, intelligent and incorrigibly romantic of travellers"

    Mail on Sunday