• "Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire"

    J.K. Rowling
  • "Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there"

    Jenny Colgan
  • "The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal"

    Virginia Woolf
  • "Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel"

  • "Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass"

    W.H. Auden