• "No other contemporary novelist has such <b>supreme mastery</b> of that sweet spot between high and low, <b>literary and compulsively readable</b> as Kate Atkinson. I look forward to a new Atkinson book like I look forward to Christmas…what lends the novel enchantment is that patented Atkinson double whammy: gravity and levity. Tragedy and comedy as so skilfully entwined that you find yourself snorting with mirth…brimming with dark wit that <b>reminds you how deeply satisfying good fiction can be</b>."

    Sunday Telegraph