...wry, witty take on a duplicitous world, in which unexpected quirks are adapted to the female experience - Saga Magazine.
The novel spans the spectrum of family relationships; it is profound, alarming, funny and wise … Fay Weldon is writing at the top of her game: her novel is highly recommended - Daily Telegraph
Her prose, never flabby, grows leaner with each book. It's impressive what she achieves with so few words - Independent
A heartfelt story, full of ups and downs - Scottish Daily Record.
… a blistering look at the battle between a woman and her stepdaughter… A fiendish modern morality tale - the old Cassandra is back in superb form - Kate Saunders in The Times.
Weldon's style, that virtuoso of intelligence and insinuating garrulousness, achieves a kind of ideal equilibrium between therapy and gossip - The Times