• "Accomplished…Beautiful…Heart-wrenching"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "A fizzing, breathless love story from a terrifically talented storyteller"

    The List
  • "A tender, off-kilter love story… the novel paints a vivid picture of two very different kinds of misfit, falling in love over one dusty, teeming London summer"

  • "Hudson captures the bustle of life in Hackney and Russia with energy and a sharp eye for detail… [Her characters] have love, guts, humour and conscience. This is Love on the Dole 21st-century style"

    Louise Welsh, Guardian