• "Gill Hornby ingeniously imagines what Cassandra Austen's own life might have been like, both before and after Jane’s untimely death, casting a different light on the familiar biographical picture without in any way distorting it."

    Deirdre Le Faye, editor of 'Jane Austen's Letters'
  • "Miss Austen is affecting, thought-provoking, and makes you think about both the Jane and Cassandra Austen in a new light."

    Helena Kelly, author of 'Jane Austen, The Secret Radical'
  • "So good, so intelligent, so clever, so entertaining I adored it."

    Claire Tomalin