• 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

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