'A vivid evocation of north India. Roy conjures up striking images with the lightest of touches' Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler.
'Roy creates some wonderful, often quite eccentric characters. You can always tell when this is done to perfection when even the smallest bit part characters seem to come to life with a few brief idiosyncrasies' Bookbag.
'Anuradha Roy is a formidable novelist: reading her elegiac but comic narrative lifts the spirit and brightens the day' Bookgroup Info.
'Her prose is tight with life' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail.
'Fresh and appetizing . . . I was captivated' Tabish Khair, Independent.
'Graceful and compassionate ... written in prose that has the precision and radiance of poetry' Neel Mukherjee.
'truly beautiful book. It makes you want to put the clocks back and move to India' Red Online.
'Tender and comical' Kate Saunders, Sunday Times.
Roy is particularly adept at mining the emotional intricacies of the relationship between Maya and Diwan Sahib, which also serves to symbolize India's uneasy passage from tradition to modernity' New York Times.
''a terrific creation, cantankerous and capricious' Irish Times.