`Auslander should prove to be a breakthrough into the top league for Dowswell, a hugely impressive thriller set during the Second World War ... There will be many adults sneakily borrowing this from their children' -- The Bookseller, February 2009
`Ausländer is a superlative, at times almost agonisingly compelling, piece of historical fiction ... The climactic escape to freedom is pure muck-sweat tension'
The Financial Times -- The Financial Times
`An exceptional novel, persuasive in its details, with an utterly compelling story and powerful message' -- Anne Poole, Books Quarterly, January 2009
`This wartime adventure story is thrilling and chilling, a thought-provoking tale that looks at the effects of fascism on society and the family'
-- Big Issue, Scotland
`An unusual war-story of intense excitement'
`A good historical novel that opens up new layers of understanding for the reader: offering fresh perspectives on something you thought you knew a bit about; beaming a bright light onto some of history's darkest moments, revealing a panoply of unexpected, neglected characters . . . A gripping read' --NATE Classroom Issue 11
`Extremely powerful and compelling. I loved it because it's not the usual WWII book that one would expect'
`An exceptional novel, persuasive in its details, with an utterly compelling story and powerful message'
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