• Heart-warming...Grandmothers is a beautifully written and moving celebration of this love, too often unsung, that reaches out across the generations. It should be read by all grannies - so that's one Christmas present sorted

    The Times
  • A gentle, subtly autumnal tale...allows characters ample opportunity to reflect wisely on subjects including art, family and mortality

    Daily Mail
  • A fond portrait of what it is to love a child, both yours and not... a tonic for the overlooked modern grandmother

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

    Sunday Times
  • An incisive exploration of the sweetly painful love that exists between generations

    Mail on Sunday
  • Vickers writes of relationships with undaunted clarity

    Adam Phillips
  • A poignant tale

    The i
  • Gentle and charming

  • In exquisite prose, Salley Vickers explores the characters of three very different Grandmothers whose lives eventually converge. The characterisation is so vivid I feel as if I know them all and might be likely to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with any one of them. This is a wonderfully heart-warming and tender story, a story to savour, a story that gets to the heart of this time of a woman's life that is so frequently ignored in fiction. As a grandmother myself, I loved it.

    Dinah Jefferies

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