• It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer

    Time Out
  • More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading

    Daily Express
  • Funny, gritty, original ... one I adore

  • Remarkable, a lovely novel

    Sunday Telegraph
  • An extraordinary read . . . nothing short of amazing. A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting

  • Outstanding

    Literary Review
  • Extremely funny

    The Times
  • Intelligent, lively, well written and compassionate

    Financial Times
  • Ploughs a rich comic furrow

    Daily Telegraph
  • A clever, touching story