Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown MASTER coverPraise for Glasshopper

‘Engrossing and moving’
– Fay Weldon and Paula Johnson,
Mail on Sunday Novel Competition

‘Intelligent, understated and sensitive’
– Observer Best Debuts of the Year

‘A disturbing, thought-provoking tale of family dysfunction that guarantees laughter at the uncomfortable familiarity of it all’
– Juliet Nicolson, London Evening Standard Best Books of Year

‘An immaculately written novel with plenty of dark family secrets and gentle wit within.  Recommended for book groups’
– Waterstones Books Quarterly

‘A brilliant debut’
– Sainsbury’s magazine

Glasshopper is an intelligent, beautifully observed coming-of-age story, packed with vivid characters and inch-perfect dialogue.  Ashdown’s storytelling skills are formidable; her human insights highly perceptive’
– Mail on Sunday

‘An incredibly powerful, intense book – very, very real’
– Simon Mayo Book Club, Radio 5 Live

‘A heartbreaking, redemptive tale of family secrets that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster’
– Glamour

‘Carefully observed, unexpected and mesmerisingly beautiful’
– Easy Living

‘Ashdown’s debut novel is accomplished, accessible and absorbing’
– Dr Mardi Stewart, NewBooks magazine

‘I love it.  There’s a wrenching end to the first chapter that switches the mood and absolutely hooked me for the rest of the book’
– David Vann, author of Legend of a Suicide

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