Skilful . . . daring . . . an extraordinary story
[It is] the unexpected Beckett that is on show here. Baker pays tribute to a man who joined the French Resistance, narrowly escaped the Gestapo, fled south on foot and went into hiding, and was eventually awarded the Croix de Guerre
A fascinating fictional account of Samuel Beckett's wartime years
Beautifully written, empathetic and unflinching, it is very, very good
vivid and well-wrought
Times Literary Supplement
Insightful . . . beautifully paced . . . authentic
The Irish Times
In this worthy successor to Longbourn, she [Baker] skillfully captures Beckett’s world, the rhythms of his bare-bones prose, and the edginess of his point of view.
Taking its title from Beckett's most famous play, Waiting for Godot, Baker's historical drama deftly explores the psyche of one of the greatest writers of the Twentieth Century.
Perfectly captures the deprivation, despair and constant creeping fear of an occupied people.
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This exquisitely crafted novel re-creates the World War II peregrinations of Samuel Beckett and the volatile Frenchwoman who became his life's companion
‘Baker . . . creates a compellingly real experience out of Beckett’s work in the French underground . . . Her writing is assured and often intense . . . enthralling.’
The Santa Fe New Mexican
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