'Susan Irvine has written a skeweringly clever collection of stories satirising the pretensions of the art and fashion worlds. She can also achieve moments of lyricism, as when an old woman contemplates a tree, or when a young girl gazes at the sea. This is original, brilliantly witty and bitingly close to the bone' Philip Womack, Daily Telegraph.
'Scottish-born Irvine likes to write in unusual ways, which largely pays off; straight Q & As, a play on lifestyle surveys and advice books, dialogue driven narratives, all give her prose an unpredictable yet approachable feel' Scottish Review of Books.
'...sharp little satires that skewer pretension ... at their best, they sparkle with observation ... Irvine has a Hogarthian eye for detail and the grotesque. She delights in words ... understated, affecting and beautifully written, it shows that Susan Irvine is a writer to be taken seriously' Times Literary Supplement.