''Levy has a gift for creating character through mimickry, bu tnever succumbs to thepitgalls of sentiment masquerading as authenticity. This is a comic but sharp novel that steers its readers confidently through its heroine's revelatory journey' Times
Funny and moving... Levy is an ironic comedian whose subtle, intelligent novel steers well clear of whimsy
'Unflinchingly unsentimental, her writing is leavened with humour and warmth...entertaining and revelatory'
'Written in an accessible, friendly style' Independent on Sunday
Reinforces Levy's reputation as an astute observer of modern British life
Always refreshingly undogmatic...[readers] will recognise the truthfulness of the world which Andrea Levy describes
'Levy has a gift for voices...a thoughtful comment on racism and the importance of knowing where you are from'
'Bright and inventive'