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  • A powerful biography . . . a moving portrayal of an astonishing man with a brilliant brain trapped inside a damaged body

    The Observer
  • A splendid book that captures not only the life of Christy Brown, but the atmosphere of the world he grew up in

    Irish Sunday Independent
  • From unpublished and largely unexamined letters and poems, and through the memories of his friends and family, this great man and his works are now revived

    The Times
  • Illuminates Christy's spirit, determination and talent as a writer

    The Herald
  • Hambleton's instincts are right, and she is eager to present her subject as foul-mouthed, frank and often furious . . . she offers some fine anecdotes

    Daily Telegraph

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