Accomplished in every way, this novel is a true delight.
More intimate than Thomas Hardy, and as perceptive too, about the countryside and country people, Jane Feaver is a supremely compelling chronicler of rural isolation.
Pitch perfect....Most memorable is Feaver's language - burnished and sturdily poetic with a saving comic streak
Jane Feaver has proved an expert at creating a sense of place ... tender, imaginative prose
It’s wonderful. The Inventory of Heaven is a revitalising exception to all the grim, mannered, clever books I read over the summer. The observation, the ear, the breadth of imaginative sympathy – all these reminded me why it’s worth reading fiction.