'As he's often proved, both in his previous books and in his pieces for The New Yorker, Gopnik can be a wonderful essayist, erudite, elegant and incisive ... there are flashes of brilliance here' Daily Telegraph.
'Long-time New Yorker staffer Gopnik examines via five well-wrought essays how winter has become coded into art, literature and our cultural memory' GQ magazine.
'Brilliantly insightful' Sunday Times.
'The perfect fireside companion' The Observer.
'Gopnik's mind darts about like mercury as he tells his tale' The Times.
'A fascinating read ... should be treasured' We Love This Book.