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  • Here is a woman of unfathomable depths of meanness and cunning -- a triumph of portraiture, compassionate, witty and assured.

    Time and Tide
  • Distinctly out of the ordinary, School for Love shows remarkable qualities of force and originality.

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Deep, sharp and narrow." That is a phrase which has been applied to some of the finest mathematical analysts: I should like to borrow it to describe Olivia Manning -- This is a remarkable book.

    C. P. Snow
  • In common with the best writers, Olivia Manning has, besides wit, a sympathetic heart and a barometer-like sensitivity to the vagaries of human behaviour

    Birmingham Post

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