Page /


  • 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

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising