'May well be his masterpiece ... Connolly unfolds a rich and compelling drama of life' Daily Mail. (Daily Mail)
'Vibrant tragicomic slices of cosmopolitan Englishness' Independent on Sunday. (Independent on Sunday)
'Connolly pulls the strings artfully in his sardonic portrait of 1950s England ... He knows exactly what he's doing, in an immensely contrived, sophisticated and satisfying game' Adam Mars-Jones, Observer. (Observer)
'Connolly has a keen sense of the hushed emotional tenderness of English life and our silent shattering pain' Sunday Telegraph. (Sunday Telegraph)
From the Inside Flap
Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger, the sweetshop and the butcher. Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, and coping in the only way they know how.