• "Wise and witty"

    Sarah Hughes, Observer
  • "I loved Old Baggage. Such original characters, and so timely. And it made me weep at the end."

    JoJo Moyes
  • "Utterly wonderful and intelligent"

    India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine
  • "A timely, bittersweet comic novel"

  • "Old Baggage gives an inspiring model of womanhood. Moving, warm and wry. It is wonderful!"

    Marian Keyes
  • "This beautifully written story teems with atmosphere and perfect period detail but it’s the brave and brilliant Mattie that makes it unforgettable"

    Sunday Mirror
  • "Essential . . . Evans is a brilliant storyteller"

  • "Lissa Evans’s gift for comedy edged with satire and pathos is God-given . . . Mattie’s search for meaning and purpose, which hints at the darker undercurrents of people marginalised by their sex and era, will strike a chord with most."

    Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
  • "A thoughtful, funny, companionable novel, offering an invigoratingly fresh vantage on a well-trodden period"

    Patricia Nicol, Sunday Times
  • "Lissa Evans writes with beguiling wit and vigour. I found myself utterly involved with her heroines, and the history is spot-on."

    Jane Robinson, author of HEARTS AND MINDS

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