Eamonn O’Neal – The Manchester Evening News
“An excellently observed and totally modern portrayal of family concerns which range from the mundane to the truly terrible. A highly impressive début novel.”
Madeline Henneghan - Writing on the Wall -Liverpool Literary Festival
“Distinctive voice, delightful humour and very engaging.”
Rethink Press Novel Competition 2014
“This sharply observed critique of the rise of café culture in the rainy city tackles the ordinary pressures faced by modern families with wit and warmth.”
Antonia Charlesworth, The Big Issue in the North
“Warm, peppered with funny moments and characters you can root for.”
Laura Wilkinson - author of Public Battles, Private Wars
"The Relative Harmony of Julie O'Hagan is a well observed book which is by turns funny, dark and very moving. As much a novel of the Irish Diaspora as it is a critique of the Organic canvas bag-carrying Chorlton Set."
Kieran Power, Irish World Heritage Centre.