Angela Huth's riveting novel...is evocative and entertaining.
A good story, told with wit and a keen observation of detail.
Huth is good on the rhythms of long marriages, like that of the Lawrences, and on the texture of life in rural wartime England.
Huth is a master of this sort of novel, steeped in period atmosphere and gentle irony.
Huth knows how to keep you turning the pages.
Piquant, witty and entertaining
Huth's controlled, elegant style has been compared to Jane Austen, but her talent is entirely original.
It has me in its grip and I couldn't rest until the final page...It is satisfying and rare to read a book whose characters are dealt the fates we feel they deserve...A beautifully spun tale that absorbs without the need to address 'issues'.