In Iron Man, Lynne Bryan writes in such an insightful, thought-provoking and moving way about disability, the vulnerability of the body and of the mind, and about the frailty and also the strength of our corporeality. She also writes so thoughtfully about the ways in which women's access to head space and physical and economic space for creativity can be restricted, limited, blocked – sometimes by the people they love best and who love them best; but also of course sometimes by themselves.
‘Bryan writes with sensual precision and jaunty assurance in crisp, lively prose... a narrative that has plenty of swagger and sparkle.’ —Observer
‘A heart-warming and poignant story of a young girl coming to grips with the world around her.’ —OK magazine
‘Bryan has a keen ear for the idiosyncracies of kid-speak, and this... makes her... creation so touchingly real.. and.. alive’ —Liz Jensen, The Independent
‘Bryan reveals the tangled world of family relationships through Lily whose misunderstandings of adult... conversation raise many a smile.’ —Anthea Lawson, The Times
‘[Bryan's] take on the life of a fractured family is an honest and effective one.
’ —James Smart, Glasgow Herald
‘A sweet and funny novel...a sustained act of ventriloquism.’ —The Times
‘All very fantastic-elastic.’ —Independent on Sunday
‘A powerful new writer.’ —The Daily Telegraph