• "Nicholls has brought alive the young women of the past to empower the next generation"

    Alex O'Connell, The Times, Children's Book of the Week
  • "Each voice is distinct, resonant and authentic... uniquely special"

    Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian
  • "Romantic and inspiring"

    Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times, Best Books of 2017
  • "[A] chocolate box of a novel ... books such as this are all the more to be prized"

  • "A perfect balm to a frustrating world"

  • "Timely, informative and hugely enjoyable... the book excels at what fiction is best at: inviting empathy and understanding for others"

    Irish Times
  • "Things A Bright Girl Can Do is relevant for every generation"

    Evening Standard
  • "A richly textured novel"

    Geraldine Brennan, Observer, Best books of 2017
  • "Inspiring and infuriating in equal measures, Things A Bright Girl Can Do is an utterly captivating novel. Sally Nicholls deftly weaves history and politics into the narrative with such a lightness of touch, it was impossible to stop reading. Immensely enjoyable"

    Louise O'Neill
  • "Fantastic. Conveys all the intricacies of the political and social situation in a way that's vivid, hard-hitting, funny and emotionally compelling. It feels like we're living it, rather than just learning about it."

    Frances Hardinge

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