• "This collection is a joy"

  • "Helen Simpson is a vital (and pleasurable) voice"

    Melanie White, Independent on Sunday
  • "These uplifting and sensitive tales act like a guide to ‘the next phase’ – whatever that may bring."

    Imogen Lycett Green, Daily Mail
  • "Cockfosters is elegant, sane, and – while remaining firmly rooted in ordinary life – gently ground-breaking."

    Theo Tait, Sunday Times
  • "Over the course of a quarter century, Simpson has assembled a body of work that delivers one of literature’s richest accounts of the post-war lives of girls and women."

    Sarah Crown, Guardian