'Aleksandr Orlov is the nation's favourite meerkat and hopes to re-marble the family mansion with this fully illustrated autobiography. Detailing the escape of his ancestors from the Kalaharia and sharing anecdotes of fame generated from his Compare the meerkat TV adverts, his writing is fun and absorbing.'
-- Daily Express, 17 December 2010
'A Simples Life is funny, sweet and clever. This fictional 'autobiography' of Aleksandr Orlov is is a cheering immigrant adventure with illustrations, puns and a hilariously skilful mangling of the English language.'
-- Daily Mirror, 17 December 2010