• "Middleton is a born writer; unpretentious, discerning, intelligent, and virtually incapable of writing a duff sentence. He is the Chekhov of suburbia; I recommend him."

    James Runcie, Daily Telegraph
  • "As ever with Middleton, the content is quiet and undramatic but the treatment makes it highly readable… there is never a dull moment."

    Sunday Times
  • "Enlivening and heartening."

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "A sharp and faithful picture of middle-class provincial life."

    New Statesman