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

    The Sunday Times
  • "'I would have killed anyone who wrested this novel from my's compulsive reading'"

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

    Carla McKay, 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