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"After a spell supporting the Fun Boy Three and a solo deal on Rough Trade, Virginia now delivers her sweet lilting tunes accompanied by an equally sweet lilting vocal. A little sugary at first, but - like Cadbury's Creme Eggs - genuinely addictive".

Eleanor Levy, Record Mirror


"With a wistful, dreamy vocal over a whole lot of oboes, violins and other orchestral stuff, multi-instrumentalist Ms Astley conjures a mood that feels old-fashioned and rural and awfully English."


"Miss Astley's voice is sublime, as are the backing vocals of Anne Stephenson, warbling on about that old chestnut - a broken heart. Irresistible"