• "[A] brilliant, tender book… An extraordinary work of love and art, which left me choked with tears."

    Maggie Gee, Observer
  • "A moving memoir as well as a historical study of epilepsy… With verve and sensitivity, Grant tells the stories of individual sufferers."

    James McConnachie, Sunday Times, Book of the Year
  • "Grant’s exploration of the literary, political, medical and scientific history of epilepsy is hugely compelling; his telling of the story of two brothers transcends the book’s twin genres and leaves us with a wry, gentle masterpiece."

    Seamus Sweeney, Times Literary Supplement
  • "A fascinating personal and historical account. *****"

    Helen Brown, Sunday Telegraph
  • "A flawless amalgam of personal memoir, mind science and medical history."

    Ian Thomson, Spectator