Extraordinarily good in its penetration into a child's happiness and unhappiness. (Molly Keane
Seriously radiant. (The Times
Ursula Holden is a highly original writer . . . She has an abrupt, disconcerting wit. (Irish Times
Superb . . . the deceptively simple style conveys the dark undercurrents of violence, of developing sexuality, and the betrayals and corruptions of the adult world. (Daily Telegraph
Ursula Holden's classic trilogy weaves a vivid, dramatic and mysterious story of three sisters coming of age in England and Ireland during the war years.