• "The novel fascinates in its record of the hazards and joys shared by a rich and rewarding company of personalities"

  • "The best novel its author has written for some time...his characters...are carved out with fine bold strokes, and the red dust of his million-acre ranch fairly gets in your throat"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly, in fact, masterly"

    H.E. Bates
  • "A brilliantly descriptive writer, a master of suspense"

    David Holloway