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Critical Praise

"Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."

——Chicago Tribune

"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