• "Few writers give me such consistent pleasure"

    Zadie Smith
  • "She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today"

    Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  • "As discrete entities, Hadley’s short stories are intense, miniature novels in themselves; bound together in a novel, they become quietly brilliant, offering an incisive exploration into how life’s individuals episodes add up to a meaningful whole."

    Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times
  • "Hadley is a writer of exceptional intelligence and skill and, for all the apparent conventionality of her vision, hers is a subtly subversive talent."

    Edmund Gordon, Observer
  • "There is something reassuring yet deliciously unexpected about a Tessa Hadley novel."

    Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph