"[A] coherent and polished read, shrewd and tender about its two protagonists... Arresting." (Richard Davenport-Hines Spectator
"What is instantly apparent is White's mastery of his art. He does what so many other writers ought to be able to do easily but often can't, which is set a scene economically and vividly." (Alan Taylor Herald
"In Patrick White's centenary year, fans of Australia's only Nobel Laureate had two treats: the publication of his unfinished last novel, The Hanging Garden
and the reissue of his first, Happy Valley.
" (Nicholas Shakespeare Daily Telegraph
"It is frustrating and tantalising that The Hanging Garden
is left, well, hanging." (Robert Macfarlane Sunday Times
Two children negotiate the dangers of life as World War Two evacuees in this previously unpublished novel from the Nobel Prize-winning Patrick White