'A bouncy and enlightening read'
'The story is cleverly and compellingly told, full of perceptive insights and reflections, the Seventies period details are squirmingly familiar, the influence of Eng. Lit on a developing emotional consciousness is sensitively woven in, the parallel lives of students then and now are neatly drawn'
'Purves is a fine writer and the slow pace at the start of the novel proves well pitched to heighten the rising tension of the story'
'Purves is good on modern morality, its subtle seductions and its potential to disrupt'