A love story of intergenerational friendship that is perfect for these divisive times. Leaf's writing is warm and lyrically funny - she has an eye for details both sublime and ridiculous. Looking for Eliza is an intelligent and big-hearted read with the human condition at its core.
A wonderful story about the redemptive power of an unexpected friendship. Leaf's characters are fresh, engaging and beautifully drawn. A marvellous read.
Beautifully rendered, thoughtful and original
Clever, warm and funny
A joyous, big-hearted novel about community - just the tonic for our times
A heart-rending book about connection and the optimism of the human heart
A heartfelt story about an unlikely friendship
A tender-hearted tale of the redeeming power of friendship.
Never has a book about cross-generational friendship and looking out for your neighbours been more timely
A promising debut
This lovely, consoling hug of a novel is a tonic for our times.
I've never read a love story quite like Looking for Eliza, and it has absolutely stolen my heart. This tale of two intelligent, charming, eccentric, and lonely women who reach across a generational gap in order to create a beautiful friendship with each other filled me with joy, delight, and pathos. How beautifully Leaf Arbuthnot has shown us that the one we've been looking for our whole lives might be living right across the street, quietly working in her garden. I loved this book.
Leaf Arbuthnot's debut novel is a warm-hearted tale of friendship across the generations
This is an exquisite story of connection and loss, and how we can change another person's life. Full of heartache, yet joyful and life-affirming