• "This compelling, and at times heart-rending, novel is Trollope at her very best"

    Ideal Home
  • "A gripping read - as shrewdly observant of psychological and domestic detail as anything she has written"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Wonderfully and compulsively readable... She can be as subtle as Austen, as sharp as Bronte. Trollope's brilliant"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Trollope has shown herself capable of such emotional depth, that although you turn the pages quickly, it is with trembling fingers"

    The Times