• Whimsically devastating. Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting

  • Remarkable. A brilliant novel: funny, serious, always surprising, always true

    The Times
  • I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul

    Evening Standard
  • A playfully serious or seriously playful novel full of wit and pleasure. Wonderful

  • Eccentric, adventurous, intoxicating, dazzling. This is a novel with serious ambitions that remains huge fun to read. The writing dances along

    Literary Review
  • Poignant, empathetic, funny. A book full of kindness and compassion

    Time Out
  • Fizzying, affectionate, sparkling. Smith presents her world view in words as fresh as lemons. A joyful read

  • A tour de force

    Lionel Shriver, Financial Times
  • A virtuoso piece of writing, both funny and gripping . . . Smith is a writer with a rich array of conventional strengths

    Times Literary Supplement
  • A must read

    Toronto NOW

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