• "Kilvert has touched and delighted and (mildly shocked) readers of his diaries ever since they were first published. New readers are in for a treat"

    Alan Bennett
  • "One of the most enchanting portraits of English rural life ever written...Kilvert's lyrical nature writing is recognised for its Wordsworthian sensibility"

  • "One of the best books in English"

    Sunday Times
  • "The best picture of quiet vicarage life in Victorian England that has yet been given to us"

    John Betjeman