• "Someone rare has written this very fine novel, a writer with the liveliest sense of life and the warmest, most authentic humour. A touching book; and so funny, so likeable"

    Truman Capote
  • "There is humour as well as tragedy in this book, besides its faint note of hope for human nature; and it is delightfully written in the now familiar Southern tradition"

    Sunday Times
  • "Her book is lifted...into the rare company of those that linger in the memory..."