"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
"As meticulous as Jane Austen and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."
——Los Angeles Times
"Engrossing and provocative: a scarlet narrative thread reminds us how magical the novel can be in telling stories and lives."
——Kirkus Reviews, starred review