"Magical - a novel so right, which taps into so many of our deepest thoughts, that you feel it had to be written by someone, at some point, and thankful that it has been written so well."
"The love story and the historical detail are done with a master's touch. There's many a current bestseller that can't hold a candle to Long's involving story."
"An unputdownable page turner and I can quite see how it achieved cult status."
The Sunday Times