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  • A masterpiece…a terrific novel, humming with ideas, knowing asides, shafts of sunlight, shouts of laughter and moments of almost unbearable tragedy

    Toby Clements, Sunday Telegraph
  • Compelling...profoundly moving

    Leyla Sanai, The Independent on Sunday
  • A pleasure from start to finish…WHERE MY HEART USED TO BEAT is that rare book, a page-turning read that also has a significant intellectual and emotional charge.

    Alexander Larman, Sunday Express
  • There is everything here: love, loss, death, war, history, memory, ideas, travel, friendship, rivalry, chance – and sex. It comes in an immaculately crafted package that continues an ingenious dual-timeline with plot twists that serve the reader with the exact impression of what it might be to live the life of the novel’s gimlet-eyed and engaging narrator, Dr Robert Hendricks

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Combining as it does the cultural narrative of a complex century forsaken by God and certainty, a serious investigation into the vulnerability of the human mind and an old-fashioned – in the best sense – story of love and war, this is an ambitious, demanding and profoundly melancholy book

  • a powerful and moving novel

    Daily Express
  • This is not a wartime tragic romance, or a simple story of trauma. It is much more affecting than that.

    Rosemary Goring, Herald
  • An intelligent and moving examination of the traumas of war. Faulks is as accomplished as ever

    Scotsman, Books of the Year
  • It’s a melancholy tale of war, love and loss that will leave you gulping back sobs

    Observer, Books 2015 in Review
  • Faulks gets better and better with every book. This is surely one of the year’s best novels.

    John Harding, Daily Mail

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