• "Her character drawing is perfection, and her sense of fun too subtle to permit quotation"

    James Agate, author of Ego
  • "Chipper is the word: Gibbons's heroines are plucky, determined and quietly hedonistic. But she can do melancholy with the best of them, too, not to mention melodrama"

  • "Stella Gibbonsan exception to that old canard: women can't make us laugh"

  • "The Jane Austen of the 20th century"

    Lynne Truss
  • "Stella is stellar"

    Sunday Herald