Reviews

  • Part detective story, part Dickensian saga, part labour history. A thrilling and unnerving read

    Observer, on Common People
  • Mesmeric and deeply moving

    Daily Telegraph, on Common People
  • Remarkable, haunting, full of wisdom

    The Times, on Common People
  • The most powerful family history I have ever read

    Penelope Lively, New York Times, on Common People