"Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."
"Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage. . . . Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales."
——The Washington Post
"Engrossing and provocative: a scarlet narrative thread reminds us how magical the novel can be in telling stories and lives."
——Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"As meticulous as Jane Austen and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."
——Los Angeles Times