'a work of a singularly outlandish and compassionate imagination....has one shouting its praises to anybody who is within earshot' -- New Statesman, Christopher Hawtree
`a deeply affecting story ... vividly recreating Blitz-torn London and the Africa of the same period.' -- Saturday Guardian, Catherine Taylor
'...spirited prose that captures the mood of doodlebug London, this is a total joy of a debut novel' -- Good Housekeeping, Kerry Fowler
'The best things in life this month ... this heartfelt debut novel offers a witty twist on a WWII romance'
`Rooney thinly veils the drudgery permeating their lives with a tender and constantly shimmering humour' -- The Big Issue, Daisy Greenwell
`Rooney's language is as intimate as her story...a fine first novel' -- Metro, Ben East
`Rooney, who's only 27, is fresh, funny and wise, balancing the emotional turmoil with a vivid turn of phrase' -- Marie-Claire,Eithne Farry
`This is an elegant, funny and moving first novel... a wonderful, memorable musing on life, fate and love' -- Sunday Express, Viv Groskop
-- Literary Review
not just a tender story of love and war, but an acutely observed novel of endearing characters
-- Saga Magazine
`Add this to your list', `this vivid story of lost love is tender, funny and hugely entertaining'
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