• "If you haven't read David Storey's 1976 winner Saville read it at once, it is the best of all the Bookers"

  • "A tremendous novel"

    The Economist
  • "A marvellous evocation of place and character... This is a book made more than usually remarkable by its intensity of feeling"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "If you are looking for an intellectual and artistic honesty, a patient thoughtfulness and detailed insight into other lives, a controlled drama of ordinary and extraordinary people in realised England, this novel will delight and move you"

  • ""Saville" is a splendid novel, replete with virtues beyond its appeal to those otherwise undiscriminating readers who demand stories about nice people."

    Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek

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