The Six Loves of Billy Binns is extraordinary. Funny, heartbreaking, wise and so very uplifting, it's a beautiful story of life, love and redemption. Richard Lumsden is a natural, magical storyteller, weaving joy and pain through the life of a protagonist you can't fail to love. It's a book you read with your heart in your mouth and your breath held. It will stay with me for a long time. I loved it!
A book I would like to have beside me as I grow old to remind me of what's important in life and what is not
This uplifting and powerful debut is beautifully written, full of emotion and will tug at your heartstrings
Richard Lumsden's first novel is full of surprises and sentiment
A novel with enough warmth for the chilliest of Januarys . . . lovely
A big, assured, accomplished work
Lumsden's powers of invention and his sympathy for the human condition mean the novel never runs out of steam . . . quietly riveting