-- Alexandra Fuller, Globe and Mail, 7 June 2008
"If you can't get to the sun and want an uplifting experience nonetheless, Robyn Scott's Twenty Chickens for a Saddle might be just the tonic... This is the nearest thing you will get to Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals in Africa and it is just as enchanting." -- Giles Foden, Conde Nast Traveller, April 2008
"Twenty Chickens for a Saddle is such a quietly bravura performance that it is difficult to believe this is Scott's first book. The sounds, sights, scents and textures of Botswana tumble from her pages with unhurried ease, conjuring an Enid Blyton-esque adventure of a childhood and the colourful, life-filled characters it embraced."
-- Juliet Nicolson, Telegraph Review, June 7 2008.
'Beautifully written and lovingly told, Scott's book has the makings to be "Out of Africa" meets "Running with Scissors".'
-- Marcus Mabry, The Scotsman,May 24th 2008
Plenty of quirky, idyllic tales of eccentric relatives and winsome innocence.
-- The Sunday Times, May 18th, 2008