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  • Talented to the point of rare originality

  • An expert at conveying the kind of apparently inconsequential detail that might be the moment of definition in someone's life

    Times Literary Supplement
  • The stories have a strange, fairy-tale quality: the simple, beautiful prose, the sense of inevitability, the use of allusion and metaphor to suggest undercurrents of disturbing portent

    Selina Hastings, Daily Telegraph
  • Her talent is at its best

    Susan Hill
  • A quintessentially English writer - her work has a charm and finesse, a civilised irony


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