One of the most interesting unsung novelists of her generation. Intelligent and accessible. -- Sunday Telegraph
Perriam is one of the finest and funniest writers to emerge in England since Kingsley Amis. -- Herald Tribune
Perriam must be a strong contender for Britain's most underrated novelist. -- Daily Telegraph
Wendy Perriam was born to write. Her work refreshes and exhilarates. I am her greatest fan. -- Fay Weldon
In another of her wickedly black comedies Wendy Perriam chronicles an unconventional marriage, showing the bond that can develop between two people who have experienced a ‘lost childhood’. She also takes a swipe at the medical profession and, by graphically illustrating the plight of residents in low-grade care homes, offers a devastating critique of the way society treats the old and infirm. Yet, throughout, the novel is leavened by the author’s exuberant wit.
‘One of the finest and funniest writers to emerge in England since Kingsley Amis. She is gifted with devastating powers of observation . . .’ Herald Tribune