The Times Sam Marlowe
No bonnets or breeches, no tinkling teacups, no flounces or fuss: this literary adaptation busts open the bodice of the original, thrillingly liberating its subversive spirit. Jeff James and James Yeatman’s radical take on Jane Austen’s final completed novel is sparklingly intelligent and very funny...
When resolution arrives, it’s joltingly powerful — hard-won, clear-sighted, with Anne and Wentworth facing a future as equals and without guarantees. This is a fantastically satisfying interpretation of the novel, the more brilliantly illuminating for its audacity. I suspect Austen would have loved it.