Reviews of Ethel and Ernest when the book was first published:-

‘Briggs’s enchanting labour of love…A guaranteed bestseller’The Independent

‘Ethel and Ernest has a historical sweep and a sure command of social detail not often found in contemporary fiction.’Blake Morrison, Daily Telegraph

‘Briggs’s techniques are deceptively simple, ¬†yet terribly moving. The book is a considerable achievement, both simple and complex, emotional and dispassionate.’ – Steve Bell, The Guardian

‘A classic.’ – The Evening Standard

Raymond at his desk - July 2010