• "Start with Barchester Towers, generally reckoned to be the best, certainly the funniest"

  • "It was in [Trollope's] fifth book, Barchester Towers, in which he blended his satirical gifts with disdain for evangelical puritanism, that he found himself"

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

    Daily Mail
  • "[The] Barsetshire novels firmly established clerical intrigue as an art form in the mid-nineteenth century"

    New York Times
  • "Trollope is one of our greatest comic novelists, as well as having an extraordinary talent for taking you confidentially and irresistibly into the flow of his story"

    Sunday Times