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The Orchard on Fire

  • Author
    • Shena Mackay
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  • Published: Apr 07 2016
  • Pages: 272
  • 198 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780349007212
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Press Reviews

  • Daily Telegraph
    A harvest festival of sensuous detail, intimate, rich . . . Compulsively readable
  • A. N. Wilson

    Evening Standard
    Wholly delightful . . . Shena Mackay is an assured artist
  • Philip Hensher

    An extremely beautiful and funny novel . . . The Orchard on Fire is probably Mackay's most perfect book, produced with a technical adroitness and shapeliness which one can only envy
  • Anita Brookner

    Shena Mackay has brought off something quite rare . . . the author has set out a rite of passage which will leave few readers unaffected
  • Val Hennessy

    Daily Mail
    Totally authentic, agonisingly nostalgic, this poignant everyday story of Fifties folk has the power to lay bare everyone's susceptibility to the ghosts that forever teem around the scenes of our childhood
  • Julie Myerson

    Independent on Sunday
    Shena Mackay is a writer in prime: at the height of her powers . . . Her prose is flawlessly seductive and comic, confidently witty and sensual
  • Fay Weldon

    Mail on Sunday
    An eloquent, beautifully written, unpretentious novel about a Fifties childhood . . . Mackay moved this reader to tears, not from grief but from joy. Now there's a skill
  • Times Literary Supplement
    A celebration of childhood as well as a mourning for the loss of innocence . . . a bitter-sweet, gentle novel, not given to grandstanding or preaching, but shot through with humour and compassion. Her writing brilliantly captures the spirit of the place, where every present sensation has ghostly overtones that make the experience all the more sad and lovely
  • Elizabeth Buchan

    The Times
    So touched with magic, so achingly sad and funny that my breath was taken away . . . wonderful