• "There's a universality about Pooter that touches everybody...fits into the tradition of absurd humour that the British do well, which started with Jonathan Swift and runs through Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear to Monty Python"

    Jasper Fforde, Time Out
  • "The funniest book in the world"

    Evelyn Waugh
  • "Pooter himself is as gentle as you could wish, a wonderful character, genuinely lovable. The book is beautifully constructed"

    Andrew Davies, Glasgow Herald
  • "One of those rare books that nails a cultural archetype and has won the affection of successive generations"

    The Times
  • "The funniest book about a certain type of Englishness...there is a whole line of these comic characters like Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, or Basil Fawlty"

    Hugh Bonneville, The Times