Reviews

  • "This posthumous collection from the much-loved author, focusing on motherhood, war and women under threat, is an act of tender commemoration… there are new departures on the themes that preoccupied Dunmore: childhood, motherhood, war, friendship, forgotten lives."

    Guardian – Book of the Week
  • "Wisdom and wit shine out from Helen Dunmore’s last stories…The simplicity of the writing is deceptive; Dunmore manages to say a lot about families, about the mystery of creativity, and the shock of seeing someone you thought you knew in a new light."

    The Times
  • "Dunmore’s gift for period detail combines with the respect she has for her characters’ inner lives to produce an effect that is oddly moving."

    Sunday Times
  • "Dunmore’s love of history glints and gleams in this elegant, posthumous collection"

    The Daily Mail
  • "Whether musing on a portrait of John Donne or a friendship between two widows, the late, much missed Dunmore always has something worth saying"

    Mail on Sunday, Event – Summer Reads
  • "These stories are mostly tasters, amuses-gueules to tempt new readers, and remind old ones of the future works that have now been lost."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "I couldn’t recommend these stories more."

    Evening Standard
  • "It was her emotional concision that made her so exceptional, a quality on ample display in these posthumous short stories, more than 30 of them, some absolute gems."

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Dunmore’s skill as an observer and chronicler of human behaviour shines throughout this final collection of her fiction"

    S Magazine, Sunday Express
  • "A mix of historical and contemporary, they’re outstanding and showcase her amazing talent"

    Good Housekeeping

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