• "Literary wizardry and hilarious digs… Entertaining twists, flirtations, jiltigs, broken hearts… Wicked!"

    Daily Mail
  • "Doctor Thorne has the best plot - seduction, murder, families ruined by drink and debt - and, in the eponymous doctor, the most sympathetic and human of all Trollope's heroes"

  • "One would be hard put to name a more enjoyable Victorian novelist than Anthony Trollope"

    Washington Post
  • "Why did Freud bother? This is so much better, and truer"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "There is wonderful comedy in Doctor Thorne… The book is a testament to Trollope’s belief in decency as a guide to living, and I think we are made all the better for it."

    Radio Times