• "My favourite novel, by my favourite author, is a wonderful example of a master's craft. This understated Second World War love story still has a freshness and sincerity more than half a century after it was written. Tragically sad but also uplifting"

    Gerald Seymour, Sunday Express
  • "Magnificent"

  • "Shattering, unaffected, literary style...masterly"

    H.E. Bates
  • "There is little that Mr Shute does not know about choosing an appealing story and telling it in a gripping way"

    The Times
  • "Remarkable books...I share a fierce personal regard for Nevil Shute"

    Richard Bach