'Accounts of the natural world are quite beautiful and the psychological acuteness of some of the novel's events, such as the senseless, brutal killing of a mule by a soldier bent on displaying his power, is effective and disquieting' (Sydney Morning Herald)
'Grapples with faith and science post-Darwin as East and West cultures clash on the steppes of Mongolia in 1865. It is a very special book, a lovely novel for The English Passengers or Stars of the Sea market, and an epic love story beautifully written' (Bookseller)
Praise for Sanjida O'Connell (-)
Taut, complex and highly original (The Times on Angel Bird)
Sanjida O'Connell does for sugar what Dava Sobel did for Longitude: make a gripping drama out of dry school lessons (Guardian on Sugar: the Grass that Changed the World)
'[O'Connell] has quite an imagination.' (Dover Express; Folkestone Herald; Deal + Sandwich Express)
I would have crossed the world to be with you . . .