• "Kennedy tenderly anatomised London and loneliness in Serious Sweet."

    Ali Smith, Guardian, Book of the Year
  • "So beautiful that it makes your head hurt."

    Katy Guest, Independent
  • "Serious Sweet is a magnificent novel, showing Kennedy at the very top of her game. Ambitious in scope, daring in execution, full of dazzling apercus and dark comedy… It is a tale of redemption, as serious and as sweet as you could wish for."

    Rebecca Abrams, Financial Times
  • "In equal measures, funny, sad and addictive… The opening pages had me holding my breath in fear and anticipation… Capturing the relentless hustle of London life to perfection."

    Glenda Marchant, Stylist
  • "A. L. Kennedy shakes her city until the right atoms collide. She stands back to give a picture of the whole of London on one day, and then suddenly swoops down to pick up a tiny detail."

    Kate Saunders, The Times