• "How easy it is to be drawn into this superb period novel"

    The Connexion
  • "An irresistible talent"

  • "Dazzling... Extraordinary... A wonder"

    Irish Times
  • "Shows remarkable understanding of the mysteries of the human heart and the social, familial and economic pressures that pull two lovers apart, even as passion draws them closer"

    Michael Arditti, Daily Mail
  • "This is an astonishingly mature work of art. This study in the fleeting nature of happiness is immaculately translated by Sandra Smith"

    Paul Bailey, Independent