Reviews

  • Tender and heart-breaking

    Rachel Joyce, bestselling author of 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'
  • A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit

    Stephen Kelman, author of the Booker-shortlisted 'Pigeon English'
  • Vivid and endearing - a very powerful book

    Emma Healey, bestselling author of 'Elizabeth is Missing'
  • Leon is pure goodwill in a wicked world, and he won't leave you when you put this unique book down. Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart. At the end of the story I couldn't bear to close the book on Leon. I felt I was abandoning him. I wanted to talk about it straight away with someone else who'd read it, and I know a great many readers will feel the same.

    Chris Cleave, bestselling author of 'The Other Hand'
  • Beautiful and heartbreaking - I cried buckets of tears for Leon and his family

    Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of 'The Last Act of Love'
  • A compelling story... Kit de Waal is to be congratulated

    Jane Shemilt, bestselling author of 'Daughter'
  • Read it and weep

    Sunday Times Top Holiday Fiction