‘my husband actually asked me to read in the other room; I was keeping him awake with my laughter. This is a fabulous story about a clash of cultures, truth, love that demands risk, honesty that carries consequences, and what “home” means. The first half reads much like an Anne Lamott story. The characters are unique and funny and the situations they find themselves in are laugh-out-loud hilarious.” –Annette Wells, KLIATT
“Hunting Unicorns is the love child of a one night stand between Brideshead Revisited and Bridget Jones’ Diary . . . Pollen serves up this enjoyably familiar dish with wit and good humor. It’s especially great fun for Anglophilic chick-lit fans.” –Nancy Pearl, The Beat, KUOW
“Pollen’s flashy, witty, urbane romantic comedy digs affectionately at the blue-blooded English. . . . [She] ventures into . . . dicey areas dealing with the old aristocracy (i.e., sex) in a most engaging, irreverent manner.” –Publishers Weekly
‘readers will adore this witty insider’s take on the archaic way of life of a British aristocratic clan.
A hilarious but bittersweet love story that juxtaposes the old world with the new.” –Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
“Hits the spot every time with her funny and frank observations of modern London life.” –The Sunday Times (London)
‘readers who have not yet discovered Bella Pollen will be delighted with her witty take on men, women, and English and American life, culture, and mores. Hunting Unicorns is a piercingly sharp treat!” –Tama Janowitz, author of Peyton Amberg and Slaves of New York
“This quirky comedy melds romance with a P. G. Wodehouse view of England’s upper crust.” –Booklist
“An American journalist goes to England to film Britain‘s upper classes and finds crumbling country estates and their eccentric owners. This is a sharp, funny novel about finding love and family secrets. Very enjoyable!” –Rochelle McKown, The Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS, Book Sense quote
“This is a sharp, funny novel about finding love and family secrets. Very enjoyable!” –Rochelle McKown, The Raven Bookstore
“Hilariously accurate . . . Pollen is undoubtedly a gifted writer with a pithy, poetic style.” –Daily Mail
“A comic salvo fired equally at the English upper class and our celebrity-obsessed world . . . Perfect for social slobs and climbers alike.” –Marie Claire (UK)
“Hunting Unicorns–warm, funny, real, unpredictable–is one of the best novels I’ve read this year.” –Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date
“A terrific novel. Bella Pollen has captured the essence of the characters and their story in the most original way, with brilliant flashes of humor and deep poignancy that stay with you long after you have turned the last page.” –Christiane Amanpour, CNN
A “Best Summer Read” on the Richard & Judy show (the Oprah of England).