• "It's knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be her funniest book to date"

    John Harding, Daily Mail
  • "The worst wedding in history ... vintage Anne Tyler"

    Ann Treneman, The Times
  • "It's every subtle shade of funny, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming"

  • "Funny, thought-provoking, essential"

    The Sunday Telegraph (Stella)
  • "Delightful, ingenious and convincing… Anyone who values good writing and the intelligent observation and depiction of how people feel, think and speak will enjoy it too"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman