Press reviews and endorsements
"This is a beautifully written book, the characters of which leap to life and lodge in the mind. It is sure of its steps and tone, often moving, often daring." Robert Macfarlane (Landmarks, The Wild Places, The Lost Words)
Ì´Ì_ÌÎÌÌÎåOpen My Eyes is a tender story, perfectly evoking Addis Ababa in all its fascinating complexity... a joy to readÌ´Ì_ÌÎÌÌ´å. Elizabeth Laird (The Garbage King, Lure of the Honey Bird)
Ì´Ì_ÌÎÌÌÎåAllan writes evocatively of [Ethiopia]Ì´Ì_ÌÎÌ_The smells, customs, food, landmarks and patterns of life that her characters observe bring the country alive for the reader, creating an emotional and vibrant novel.Ì´Ì_ÌÎÌÌ´å Juno Magazine
"I was moved and captivated by this gripping, unflinching, tender story of a woman catapulted into loving an abandoned baby. Told with great insight, it evokes the contradictions of contemporary Addis Ababa vividly. I loved it." Samantha Ellis (Take Courage, How to be a Heroine)
"I have never read prose that so powerfully captures the sensations of a newbornÌ´Ì_ÌÎÌ_It's really wonderful to read fiction so heartfelt, so accurate, and so moving.Ì´Ì_ÌÎÌÌ´å Karen Hall, Sprogcast
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Open My Eyes, That I May See Marvellous Things
Alice Allan reads from her first novel Open My Eyes, That I Ma...
Author Alice Allan talks about her novel Open My Eyes That I May See Marvellous Things.
Open My Eyes is published by Pinter and Martin (www.pinterandm...
Open My Eyes, That I May See Marvellous Things, a novel by Alice Allan
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: when adopted midwife Mariam embarks on ...