Praise for Margaret Drabble:
"Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."
—The New York Times
"As meticulous as Jane Austen, and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."
—Los Angeles Times
"The deft commingling of the sentimental and the matter-of-fact is characteristic of writer Margaret Drabble…Drabble is one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation."
—Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker
"Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage…Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales of women of a certain age and class, educated, egocentric, strong, unlucky in love."
Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."
"What distinguishes Drabble's fiction from the commonplace is that, like Doris Lessing's early work, it nails femaleness. Drabble's women bleed, some metaphorically, but not all."
—San Francisco Chronicle
"A superb novelist."
—The Dallas Morning News