An extraordinary story … a fascinating and moving book
Nia's characters come to life with their vibrancy and eccentricities … an enjoyable and thought-provoking read.
Her prose is deft and seamless and she spans the centuries wearing her learning lightly … the analysis is needle sharp, the context rigorous, and the cooked breakfasts deadly.
A wonderful, rich, luscious take on the era, dark and strange …
Nia Williams has created an unforgettable character in Millie … A full immersion in Victorian Gothic.
The Oxford Times