• "An incredibly funny, very upmarket love story with an enchanting heroine and the perfect romantic hero: a tartar with a heart of gold"

    Jilly Cooper
  • "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing Curious Incident. Was it To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it Catcher in the Rye? In fact, the book most often in my mind was Pride and Prejudice"

    Mark Haddon
  • "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste"

    Virginia Woolf
  • "I am a great admirer of Jane Austen"

    Alexander McCall Smith
  • "The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist"