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India Knight writing in The Sunday Times described The Whalebone Theatre as 'the book of the summer', adding, 'Honestly, I want to sound a trumpet and put out some flags. It is pure heaven from first word to last.'  Full review here

The Bookseller magazine chose The Whalebone Theatre as its book of the month, describing it as a 'beautifully written, completely immersive read'. They also interviewed Joanna and you can read that here


Susie Goldsbrough in The Times wrote, 'The Whalebone Theatre is a lush, roving, William Boyd-style novel. Slightly alarmingly, it is Dorset writer Joanna Quinn's debut... How on earth is she this good? You know what? Who cares. Just dive in and slurp it up.' Full review here.

'Destined to become a classic,' wrote Eithne Farry in the Daily Mail, describing the novel as 'elegantly written and totally immersive'. Full review here.


An extract from The Sunday Times review:


Country and Town House magazine said The Whalebone Theatre was 'destined to be a literary classic' while Good Housekeeping magazine chose it as the Book of the Month, describing it as a 'compelling, beautifully written debut'. 

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