• "an excellent novel, a model of restraint and quiet literary sophistication"

    Sunday Times
  • "[A] luminous debut novel… This is a book that demanded to be written... With a light touch, Faye dramatises the terrible nostalgia of having lost not only a childhood but also a whole world to war"

  • "as beautiful as it is painful... It's easy to see why it set the French literary scene alight. This is one you won't be abandoning in the hotel library when you leave."

    The Pool