• What makes Petterson’s storytelling so mesmerising is his measured, gentle restraint

    Scotland on Sunday
  • Written with humour and great clarity, it’s a short but strikingly memorable read

    A Life in Books
  • A small book that packs a punch

    Michael North, Independent on Sunday
  • Shot through with a tender, nostalgic quality

    David Evans, Financial Times
  • This debut outing (from 1987) by the Norwegian novelist tells a tale of childhood c.1960 with tender, bittersweet poignancy

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent

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