`Moss writes marvellously (and often hilariously). Alison Pearson for intellectuals' --The Times
'Tartly humorous, sad and clever ... a passionately written meditation on motherhood' --Sunday Times
'fresh and illuminating' --Guardian
`Moss's second novel is set to cement her reputation as one of contemporary fiction's brightest stars'
'Tightly plotted, brilliantly observed ... Sarah Moss writes the kind of books that are difficult to put down' --Louise Welch, Financial Times
`Moss writes marvellously (and often hilariously) about the clash between career and motherhood. Alison Pearson for intellectuals' --The Times
'Moss threads historical research into her fiction in a way that is fresh and illuminating' --Guardian
'An original and accomplished novel' --Daily Mail
`Tartly humorous, sad and clever ... a passionately written meditation on motherhood, with all the monotony and visceral feelings faithfully recorded'
Highly enjoyable second novel from Sarah Moss ... The upbeat conclusion to this blend of middle-class satire, historical fiction and campus novel does not soften Moss's withering take on sexism and her stark view of motherhood.