• "Beautifully a writer who knows [Kashmir] better than any other"

    David Loyn, BBC Foreign Correspondent
  • "Fascinating and of the best ever books to profile the complex, violent Kashmir crisis."

    Greg Mortensen, author of Three Cups of Tea
  • "Deserves the warmest recommendation...[Hardy] can really write...A fine introduction to what [the situation in Kashmir] is all about."

    Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent, Independent
  • "Elegantly written and perceptive"

    Sunday Guardian
  • "The strength of Hardy's writing is its honesty and keen observation. She tells it like it is. And sometimes it's heartbreakingly beautiful. At other times, the scene is bleak, but the writing is immediate...A book not just to read slowly, but to live slowly. Well done!"