• "Prances and bubbles along with the gay insouciance of a compulsive storyteller"

  • "Mary Wesley is high-spirited and inventive, and keeps her wayward plot moving forward at a spanking pace"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Wesley's narration is as fast and surprising as ever; her subplots are well worked out and rich in detail"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "A charming love story and social comedy"

    Philip Howard, The Times
  • "Once again she deploys her admirably comic skill to good effect; puncturing the pompous, exposing humbug, nudging our perceptions in the direction of the absurd"

    Financial Times