Critics’ Reviews

“Although McLean was acutely aware of the perils of writing about another culture, the themes she addresses—themes of entrapment by society, tradition, gender, expectation and history—are universal.” — Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun, December 4, 2015

“Publishing a first book at age 73 might not be the typical writers’ trajectory, but for Vancouver author Elizabeth McLean, it’s another milestone in a bold life of travel, adventure, and creativity.” — Cheri Hanson, Quill and Quire, October 2015

The Swallows Uncaged presents history’s women as agents within the constraints of their own time—birds who occasionally take flight.” — Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail, October 23, 2015

Posted on May 20, 2016