• "The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on and the novel is elegantly written"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "I would have killed anyone who wrested this novel from my hands... it's compulsive reading"

    The Times
  • "This is Trollope's finest novel to date. Prepare to be wittily and wisely entertained by an exceptional writer"

    Daily Mail
  • "Like a Barbara Pym novel, though Joanna Trollope has a much stronger grasp than Pym on the tangled web of family life"

    The Times