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  • Direct, evocative, erotic and tinged with sadness. What more should poetry be?

  • De Bernieres captures with quiet assurance that Cavafy music of resigned, sensual sadness as lovers depart, gods retreat and dynasties collapse

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • Delightful

    Suzi Feay, Independent on Sunday
  • Love dominates ... we are told the truth about love – even when it is awkward or lacking ... the rum enthusiasm fuelling this collection endears it to the reader

    Kate Kellaway, Guardian
  • Today the culture of Greece may be facing a new crisis, but many will welcome de Bernières’s revisiting of the “miracle period"

    Margaret Reynold, The Times

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