"a critique of, and commentary on, the sometimes pretentious literary community"
~ from a review of In the Memorial Room (Laura Starling, Critic 22 September 2013)
"More than anything else, this book is about people and their interactions. The observations that Harry makes of the Watercress family are both enlightening and amusing. In the Memorial Room has wonderful character representations, and each character is artfully and cleverly created. Janet Frame really is a wonderful, astute, interesting writer."