"A study in the challenges of growing up and in the raucously funny habits of a family of eccentrics."

The New York Times


"Memorable... Funny and painful and tumultuous."

The Wall Street Journal


"After Iris has the wit and charm of Hilary McKay's The Exiles with the added emotional depth of Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece."

The Observer


"A fine read - funny and moving."

The Sunday Telegraph


"Written with subtlety, wit and insight."

The Sunday Times  


"A realistic slice of life that bubbles with wit and charm."

School Library Journal


"An uplifting, memorable read"

Kirkus Review (best books for summer reading)


"Ebullient, life affirming, witty and utterly convincing." 


"Gentle and moving"

Metro, best summer reads for children


"Funny and poignant with lots of heart - I was hugely impressed"

The Bookseller, Editor's Choice


 "A quirky and hugely entertaining slice of family life... endearing, funny and satisfying"

The Bookseller, Children's Booksellers Choice, Marilyn Brocklehurst of Norfolk Children's Book Centre 


"I loved it, and I definitely recommend it for anyone who loves books about life's ups and downs."

Amy, 9 year old reader for the Woodstock Bookshop



"Natasha Farrant is exceptional at capturing the details of family life and the swirling emotions that surround them."



"Those who enjoyed the quirky appeal of After Iris will be charmed by this second volume of Gadsby adventures, which is just as moving, funny and beautifully written as its predecessor."




"This series is sweet, funny, heart-warming and just plain wonderful; I’d be happy to read instalments of this series for a long time to come... if you haven’t read After Iris and Flora in Love you’re seriously missing out. Get on it!"

So Many Books So Little Time


"Hugely recommended as one of the sweetest and funniest contemporaries of a great year for the genre! I can’t wait to read book three."










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