Dearbhaile said on Facebook:
'Just wanted to say that I loved, loved, loved 'a blonde Bengali wife!!!" It's been a while since I got into a book like that and couldn't put it down. Haven't laughed so much in ages. As they say: I maximum enjoyed!'
Juliet in an email to the friend who sent her the copy said:
'...how much I'm enjoying this book. Anne Hamilton has a wonderfully amusing way of writing and "turn of
phrase" describing some of the almost ludicrous situations she, and Christine, find themselves in! Thank you so much'
And Moira, also via an email:
'Thanks for letting me know about this book of Anne Hamiltonâ€™s. I donâ€™t think I know Anne but her book is marvellous. Having bought a copy for myself I will also buy it for any other friend who has travelled off the beaten track. Anne captures the experience wonderfully â€“ the â€˜miscomprehensionsâ€™ (her lovely and precise phrase), the funny bits, the astonishing bits, the hassle, the cultural connections â€“ all of it in such a well-written and funny way.'
It's strange to think of the book being read somewhere out there, but I'm delighted that it is, and to hear what (good and bad) people think. I might write another, or rather finish the one I began once in another pre-Simon lifetime!