Reviews

  • Boyne is a skilled storyteller...his novel is an exciting, fast-paced story that compels the reader through its 70-year span...his gifts are for deft plotting and strong, occasionally very funny dialogue...absorbing and richly satisfying.

    The Times
  • John Boyne has a talent for bringing big historical events to life...Boyne has skilfully drawn a living, breathing character who not only witnessed one of the greatest events of the 20th century but also had his own part to play in how the dramatic tale unravels.

    Daily Express
  • Boyne writes with consumnate ease, and is particularly good at drawing the indecently rich world of the pre-revolutionary Romanovs.

    Independent

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