--Short-listed for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing
--Short-listed for The Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (South Asia and Europe)
--Long listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
"Beautifully crafted, gripping, moving, enlightening. Sure to be one of the best historical novels of the year."--"Time Out" (London)
"Magnificent, brave, tender."--"Independent on Sunday"
"A masterpiece. An extraordinarily powerful evocation of a time of unimaginable fear. We defy you to read it without a pounding heart and a lump in your throat."--"Grazia"
"A remarkably feeling, nuanced novel . . . With her seemingly small canvas, Dunmore has created a universe."--"Sunday Herald"
"Enthralling. Emotionally gripping . . . ordinary people struggling against a city's beautiful indifference, and clinging on for dear life."--"Daily Telegraph"
"Scrupulous, pitch-perfect. With heart-pounding force, Dunmore builds up a double narrative of suspensshow more