• "His books are my lifelong love. He wrote 47 in total and I must have read them all; some twice. As I'm old and forgetful, I can just pick them up and start again and just know that they're going to be wonderful. My favourite is The Warden. It's a fascinating tale about the church and Victorian manners."

    Pru Leith, Sunday Telegraph
  • "What a treat, if you like Austen, or Pym, or anyone who gives an account of petty relationships in a Deanery Close or other small community. Why did Freud bother? This is so much better, and truer"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "An affecting and delicate short novel"

  • "His characters are real, truthfully felt and never patronised by their creator"

    Daily Mail