'Nicholson's eye for human behaviour and talent for storytelling make this novel gripping and thoroughly enjoyable'
'Rich in dialogue and humour'
'Nicholson's novel reflects back his readers' hopes and disappointments in soothing therapeutic prose'
'You'll love it ... so intimate, so socially spot on ... Nicholson writes beautifully about love, tear-jerkingly well about parents and children'
'The third volume of Nicholson's Sussex Downs saga leaves no doubt that he has discovered a magic formula, combining addictive story lines with observations that make you reconsider your own life'
'You can feel Nicholson's pedigree in his writing; he's a pleasure to read ... emotionally engaging, clever'
'Taking place over a sunny week leading up to a dinner party in a Sussex town, this story of small, middle-class lives is made golden by the light Nicholson shines on them'
'He writes with great emotional empathy ... richly detailed and acutely observed'
Nicholson's great strength lies in his ability to make the reader understand and care about his characters ... He is particularly concerned with morality and love, subjects that have inspired all great novelists. It is a joy to find a contemporary writer passionately engaged with both
Nicholson is a subtle and addictive writer who deserves to be a household name ... [with] his remarkable eye for detail and for the weaknesses of human nature
Nicholson is a masterly writer