• "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