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  • Weaving tragedy and joy, big themes and the minutiae of life, this is a love story to take on the classics

    Emerald Street
  • [An] emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity

    Sunday Times
  • The "trick to time" is that it can expand or contract at will, and in creating a mature heroine with decades of history, De Waal has herself performed a feat of skilful comprehension

    Guardian Review
  • It's slight but engaging. The style is simple yet artful

    Evening Standard
  • An unforgettable tale of grief and life-long love

    Woman's Own
  • Moving and enlightening

  • A beautifully written, exquisitely crafted story of love, grief and the quiet courage it takes to survive great loss

    S Magazine
  • A story that's full of care; even in its saddest moments it is tender and kind. It feels like a book about all the best parts of being human, about family and friendship, and the way that loss only hurts the way it does because it's grounded in love.

    S K Perry
  • Tender with a fierce undercurrent of tension and heartbreak

    Jane Shemilt, bestselling author of 'Daughter'
  • A beautiful book

    Andrew Marr

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