A splendid work...superb - Marilyn French
Elizabeth, monstrous yet pitiable, Nate, her husand, a patchwork man, gentle, disillusioned; Lesje, a younger woman at the natural history museum, for whom dinosaurs are as important as men.
A sexual triangle; three people in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. . . .
“A modern saga...she has a fine ear for words and a quick wit for absudities”
“An extraordinary imagination - witty, light-footed, realistic, yet with shooting insights into the nature of personality and love”
Isabel Quigley, Financial Times
“Life Before Man - tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening - is a liberating novel. It desrves a wide readership”
Michael Herbert, Literary Review
“Mordant intelligence; formidable insight into the springs of human self-deception, self-aggrandisement and self-destruction; and an effortless, always vivid style”
Jeffrey Meyers, Spectator
“Beautifully written and constructed... A rich and elegant achievement”
Peter Kemp, Listener