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  • Nina Stibbe is one of our funniest novelists - it's time to take her seriously

    Daily Telegraph
  • Stibbe writes some of the best-turned comic sentences in contemporary writing. Like Susan, she makes it look easier than it must be.

    Sunday Times
  • I love Nina Stibbe and her new novel, One Day I Shall Astonish the World, is such a lovingly observed testament to the complexities and profundities of female friendship

    Elizabeth Day
  • Sue Townsend's heir . . . A moving ode to marriage and friendship and the great joke of agency in a world where everything can turn upside down in a heartbeat

    Irish Times
  • Wonderful . . . Her best yet

    Kathy Burke
  • Tender and comical

    New York Times
  • I loved it so SO much! Funnier than ever but with a new depth and maturity

    Marian Keyes
  • As a comic novelist, Stibbe is so truly incomparable, I can only describe this perfect novel as Stibbe meets Stibbe, with a touch of Stibbe. (And if you love Nina'll love this.) For as long as I could make it last, the world just felt a bit nicer. A true gift of a novel, I utterly adored it

    Meg Mason
  • Nina Stibbe takes on female friendship and ambition in a novel that has all its predecessors' gossipy bookishness and quirky charm

  • It's darker than Stibbe's previous novels, but her trademark wit is still in evidence and her odd and eccentric characters remind us that we are odd and eccentric too!

    Red, Book of the Month

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