• A nostalgic treat...involving and hopeful

    Mail on Sunday
  • Excellent... a period tale of sentimental education, it's deliciously readable, with a clever epilogue zooming into the present day for a last gasp surprise

    Daily Mail
  • No one can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as Vickers

    Sunday Times
  • Vickers writes of relationships with undaunted clarity

    Adam Phillips
  • Quirky and charming

    Love It!
  • This beautifully crafted novel is a tribute to the power of books

    S Magazine, Sunday Express
  • The Librarian will wring the heart of anyone who fell in love with books as a child. It is a hymn to the power of children's literature...delightful

    The Times
  • Vickers lays bare the inner workings of one family, possibly every family, with an often disconcerting clarity

    The Times on 'Cousins'
  • Vickers' real skill as a story teller is in allowing each distinct voice to contribute to a complete, or as complete as can be, picture of one family... the pace gathers, making for a deeply poignant climax

    Financial Times on 'Cousins'