• "I absolutely loved it - the sense of place was so strong, the characters so delicious and the sense of fun perfect for countering these gloomy times. I hope it does really well... It took me back to the pleasure I had reading Love in the Time of Cholera."

    Mavis Cheek
  • "Comic delight ... A quirky, bewitching novel brimming with great characters."

    Woman & Home
  • "This is a charming, humorous and quirky tale about love, politics and the importance of holding on to your dreams. A delightful debut that will beguile fans of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Chocolat."

    Waterstone’s Book Quarterly
  • "Plenty of charm in this effervescently sweet novel - perfect for reading in the bath."

  • "A colourful and uplifting debut"

    Daily Express