Daily Mail

Posted by Jo Baker on February 10, 2012

'Baker's spare, visual prose is a treat to read.'

Spanning almost a century from World War I to the London bombings of 7/7 in 2005, this deeply affecting novel traces four generations of a family ... The novel has cumulative force, the final chapters impressing most. Baker infuses her fluid, descriptive prose with a brilliantly generous squirt of smells. This is a sweeping drama with real emotional depth."