• They are absolute comfort books . . . All five titles are being rereleased just in time for summer

    The Lady
  • Pop is as sexy, genial, generous, and boozy as ever. Ma is a worthy match for him in all these qualities

    -, The Times
  • 'Pop Larkin, Ma and their progeny . . . are essentially English of the rich and ribald England of Chaucer and Shakespeare. A superb and timeless comedy'

    -, Scotsman
  • As funny as Evelyn Waugh and as enchanting as Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie. Don't miss it

    -, Herald
  • The Larkins live - these novels please us by escaping definition

    -, Guardian
  • Like Wodehouse's Jeeves, Bates' Larkins must continue in their own delightful milieu - the Kentish countryside

    -, New York Times