'Nothing rings false, all the emotions are just large enough...
the book weaves and undoes its quiet magic.' -- Guardian
'Swift's writing throughout is as assured and subtle as ever.' -- Spectator
'This is a writer of easy subtlety...whose writing gets its best
effects from tiny but striking abstractions.' -- Independent on Sunday
'characters are appealing and vivid, the details of their
courtship and marriage tenderly rendered.' -- Daily Mail
'this is Graham Swift at his impressive best' -- Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories. With Waterland
he won the Guardian
Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders
the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.