• "One of our best and truest novelists"

    The Times
  • "Enviably good"

    Louis de Bernières, Sunday Times
  • "Thoughtful and beautifully observed... Never predictable, this novel combines a remarkable narrative force with the lightest of touches. A book to savour and pass on"

    The Economist
  • "Utterly absorbing and enjoyable...a romance which moves with assurance from wild improbability to a reconciliation with things as they may truly be"

  • "Completely riveting and very funny indeed. Shakespeare at his empathetic best, as he mines the fragile seam of our desire to be loved for who we are"

    Sunday Telegraph