• "His down-to-earth stories have a nice blend of the worldly and the ingenious."

    Phil Baker, Sunday Times
  • "David Lodge's short stories are as witty and surprising as his novels"

    The Times
  • "Fresh and timely...well-observed collection that one wishes was twice as long"

    Financial Times
  • "Lodge’s preoccupations in these stories tend to be masculine, though not exclusively. The stories deal with the tumult and mysteries of relationships in a style at once serious and farcical… This collection shows Lodge at his most playfully imaginative."