Reviews

  • LOVE it! Instant classic - funny, wise, touching, entirely delightful

    Marian Keyes
  • A new Nina Stibbe?! Best day ever

    Emma Healey
  • The funniest new writer to arrive in years

    Andrew O’Hagan
  • The one problem with reviewing Stibbe is that I just want to quote entire pages: it's all so brilliant. She captures exactly what it's like to be a teenager, with all its contradictions, confusions, anxieties and ambitions.

    The i
  • There is a laugh out loud moment in every chapter. Paradise Lodge brilliantly captures the internal panic of a teenager

    Kathy Burke
  • A touch of Holden Caulfield in 1970s Leicestershire... I wouldn't mind fetching up at Paradise Lodge when my time comes: at least we'd all share a laugh, a hug and a terrible cup of tea before the dying of the light.

    Lee Langley, Spectator
  • There is never a dull moment in this lively, sensitive, roaringly funny tale

    Daily Express
  • Stibbe looks at another chapter of her life through the prism of her trademark deadpan, acutely observed humour

    Stylist
  • Irreverent, warm and hugely entertaining

    Daily Mail
  • The whole book surprises and impresses... I'm not surprised to see that Stibbe's writing has been compared to Jane Austen's

    Emma Healey, Guardian