'Already a writer to relish for virtuosic farce and razor-edged comedy of manners, Connolly excels with this deftly woven novel of London suburban dreams and dreads in 1959' Independent.
'May well be his masterpiece ... Connolly unfolds a rich and compelling drama of life' Daily Mail.
'Vibrant tragicomic slices of cosmopolitan Englishness' Independent on Sunday.
'Connolly pulls the strings artfully in his sardonic portrait of 1950s England ... He knows exactly what he's doing, in an immensely contrived, sophisticated and satisfying game' Adam Mars-Jones, Observer.
'Connolly has a keen sense of the hushed emotional tenderness of English life and our silent shattering pain' Sunday Telegraph.