"Our age is one of moral ambiguity and self-obsession. We should take time out to recognise that we have lost some of the commitment and dignity of this bygone age and try to empathise with the melancholy hearts behind the passion of our lead characters. I personally love the romance at the heart of this book. Not just the romance of love but the romance of adventure, of time and place. The romance of a golden age when all things were possible and dreams could come true. This is an elegant piece of debut writing. Jenny Bond sings a sad song but with a beautiful melody and a story well told."