'He has the ability to take on the heaviest of themes with the lightest and most compelling of touches'. -- Daily Telegraph
'The writing is exemplary: you feel the hand of a natural at work, one whose command of tone is strong, and who has an instinctive feel for handling a story.' Guardian -- Guardian
'This novel merits the epithet Dickensian in a number of ways: in its generous anger at injustice and inequality, its attention to the lives of the poor, and its relish for food... Read it for the power of the writing, the descriptions that fizz off the page, and the lust for life.' Independent on Sunday -- Independent on Sunday
'Written in beautiful, clear prose, at ease equally with the flittering, dangerous games of the socialites and with the pungent depths of the slums... fascinating.' Literary Review
-- Literary Review
`A book that will linger in your consciousness long after you put it down.'
-- Pink Guide
`A fast-paced novel with ingenious and constant twists. The language is brilliantly sharp'. -- Daily Mail
`Fast-paced with ingenious and constant twists... brilliantly sharp... an unsettling and magically compelling read.' Daily Mail -- Daily Mail
`Scudamore does a sound job'
-- The Metro
`Scudamore has the superb novelist's gift for giving vivid, sympathetic life to even second string characters, as well as his main ones; he also has the extraordinary power of summoning an entire brooding, smoggy city to life. Most of all, though, he has the ability to take on the heaviest of themes with the lightest and most compelling of touches, and leave you with an appetite for more.' Daily Telegraph -- Daily Telegraph
`a kinetic novel, spiced with stunning imagery'.
-- Financial Times
`(A) well-paced narrative.'
'He has the ability to take on the heaviest of themes with the lightest and most compelling of touches'.