'Mercilessly exact and unsentimental about the desolation of old age and the barnacles of family life... It is a moving love story, a condemnation of the way we treat our old friends and loves, a rage against the dying of the light.'
Philip Howard in The Times
'Anger and compassion - not despair - are at the heart of this book.'
Wendy Brandmark in The Listener
'It's compulsive reading, and ends as it begins, with questions... that spill out of the covers.'
Lorna Sage in the Observer