"[In the Memorial Room] shows a very different and much lighter personality"
Caroline Baum has reviewed In the Memorial Room for Booktopia Buzz (May 2013):
"Well, who'd have thought! Forget the thin skinned sensitivity of the Janet Frame you associate with An Angel at My Table. This gem ... [In the Memorial Room] ... shows a very different and much lighter personality."
"A deliciously mischievous piece of fun, this is sharp social satire, ruthless in its mockery of literary pretension."