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  • A remarkable book with a stunningly original twist.

    The Times
  • An intriguing read

    Fanny Blake, Woman & Home
  • An incredible piece of writing...takes us inside the minds of the children and their families with such tenderness, humanity and psychological astuteness that it creates an understanding of why they loved and followed Hitler.

    New Zealand Listener
  • Compellingly gentle and of our 'must read' novelists. It is a book difficult to put down and deserving of more than one reading.

    Otago Daily Times (NZ)
  • A brilliant novel, with a cohesive and persuasive vision of human beings under stress, a subtle prose-style and a major grasp of things that really matter.

    Reid's Reader blog (NZ)
  • I love this book... I love the way, at this critical point in the world, when fundamental human values are violated, The Wish Child reminds us with grace and understated wisdom of a need to strive for universal good. I ached as I read. This novel is unmissable.

    Stuff (NZ)
  • This novel is remarkable for its authenticity, this is a fiercely determined act of imagining... Heart-rending.

    North and South (NZ)

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