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-- The Washington Post
A barnburner of a novel... A haunting fictionalization of a pivotal episode in a hellish war.

-- NPR.org
"No Mans Land is a page-turner, an opera, a costume drama to binge watch. Simon Tolkien knows how to keep a story moving, and he does it well."

-- The Richmond-Times Dispatch
A thumping good read... a splendid novel that exemplifies historical fiction at its descriptive, disturbing, addictive and engaging best.

-- Shelf Awareness
"An epic coming-of-age story... thoroughly enjoyable."

-- Daily Mail (UK)
"Vivid set pieces, notably a wonderful section down a mine, while Adam is an intriguing central character: clever, sincere and, amid the turbulence of early 20th-century England, a determined survivor."

-- Sunday Times (UK)
"[Tolkien's] most ambitious work yet... Adam makes an attractive hero and his story has more than enough colour and energy to keep us reading."

-- Sunday Express (UK)
"In this emotionally charged novel, Tolkien brings to the fore the social injustice, poverty and attrition of war in early 20th-century England. The scenes underground in the mines of Scarsdale are every bit as shocking as the harrowing descriptions of trench warfare when Adam and his comrades are repeatedly sent over the top."
 

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