'An artistic triumph' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


'The best first novel I've read this year . . . notable for its skilful design and exceptionally good prose' Frank Kermode, TLS

'Canarino is a book I wish I could have written ... brilliantly observed. Every detail is vivid: objects, people and places are all sketched so precisely ... as clear, sharp and sophisticated as you would expect from the title' Alexandra Shulman, OBSERVER Books of the Year

'A coolly passionate study of a failing marriage, with a memorable superbitch Jamesian heroine' Blake Morrison, GUARDIAN First Novel of the Year

'[A] remarkably vigorous and subtle first novel... The plotting is bold and alluring... The characters are vividly realised, forensically examined... The writing throughout is spare and punctilious: the narrative tension increases almost unbearably towards the end' Sue Gaisford, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Diamond-cut prose prises open a sham society marriage' TATLER

'A sharp, pacily written examination of a marriage in slow motion freefall' TIME OUT