• Hogkinson's second novel is simply but elegantly written, its subtle charms emerging as her gentle, bittersweet story shows history repeating itself over the generations

    Sunday Times
  • This is a story that explores motherhood and sisterhood with great subtlety and power . . . with its strong storytelling, haunting characters and beautiful, supple prose, Hodgkinson's fiction deserves a wider audience

    Independent on Sunday
  • Spilt Milk is a refracted version of real life, that impossible mess we inherit and muddle through, yet transmuted here into something shining and meaningful, told in beautiful prose

    Financial Times
  • Explores love, betrayal and loyalty. Lyrically written and wonderfully convincing, this is a rich and memorable read

    Sunday Mirror
  • A realisation of a rural life . . . a quietly engrossing saga

    Daily Mail
  • A potent, moving story of mother and sisterhood

    Sainsbury's Magazine
  • A tale of sisterhood, lies and illegitimate babies

    Good Housekeeping
  • A moving and lyrical story . . . wise, perceptive, warm and heartbreaking, this is a story that lingers long in the mind

    Lancashire Evening Post

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