Booklist. The American Libraries Association
"Beautifully told, in the vein of the best historical writers Du Maurier and J Meade Falkner among them."
"What a wonderful book!"
Trick Wiley. Good Reads
"A totally unputdownable masterpiece of historical fiction with a difference...there will be tears."
"Full of pace, colour and incident but never at the expense of character"
Linda Newbery, Costa Book Award Winner
"The love of a father and son; of grief, separation and redemption."
"...with its gripping twists and turns, a real emotional rollercoaster. I couldn't put it down."
Jane Bailey, author of Lark Song.
"A beautifully written tale of an epic journey and the love between a father and son - it re-ignited my love of historical fiction."
Jackie Kabler, author of The Development.
"...I was so pleased to find Sam Pepys doing a cameo (and Hans Sloane) and I was impressed by the way you confronted really uncomfortable and violent moments...
If I was a film director I'd be buying an option right now! - and I hope a real one does! It's a winner."
Sue Limb, author of Radio 4's Gloomsbury