• "Trollope at her best"

  • "Undeniably warmhearted and socially topical...above all a novel filled with good advice"

  • "Truly, I couldn't put it down. I'm telling you, Trollope is a significant chronicler"

    Daily Mail
  • "Trollope has a keen ear for the yelps of distress, as lives are sliced in half by shabby betrayal... A book that is as enjoyable as it is thoughtful"

    The Times
  • "Trollope's bleakest and most satisfying work to date"

    The Sunday Times