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  • A visceral account of an abortion that is praiseworthy not only for the conversations it will spark, but for its beautiful prose, emotional intensity and unabashed complexity... although there is no happy ending, the book's very existence is hopeful. The point is to start a conversation - and Larger Than an Orange will certainly do that

    Laura Hackett, Sunday Times
  • Boldly innovative, achingly human, and powerfully vulnerable

    Dr Elinor Cleghorn, author of Unwell Women
  • Larger Than an Orange provides us with vital nuance, and articulates emotions that feel unspoken, even to women... The importance of Burns's work lies in its permission-giving

    Guardian
  • Rapturous, engrossing and beautifully impossible

    Holly Pester, author of Comic Timing
  • Powerful

    Harper's Bazaar
  • Irreducible. Once read, it will never be forgotten

    Helen Mort
  • Particularly courageous... propulsive

    Katherine Cowles, New Statesman
  • A formally innovative, unflinching story that offers a raw, tender and urgent contribution to a vital conversation about bodies, ownership, freedom and reproductive rights

    Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater
  • Lyrical and beautiful... I think it is something all women will feel deeply

    Kirsty Capes, author of Careless
  • Propulsive for its formal innovations, Larger than an Orange uses sparse, exacting prose to delineate important ideas... I was both deeply saddened, and really impressed by it

    Susannah Dickey, author of Tennis Lessons

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