"Talking of books, as we so often do when we get together, ought I to be ashamed of confessing to you a furtive fondness for Angela Thirkell? You told me once that she bullied you when you were a child, and for years I refused austerely to read her. But recently Wild Strawberries and Pomfret Towers have weakened me. I do think she's good, though if we are roasting her I will add that August Folly was rotten and I couldn't get through it."
P.G. Wodehouse to Denis Mackail (i.e. Angela Thirkell's brother), as quoted in P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters edited by Sophie Ratcliffe. DM and AT "were not close, and Wodehouse learned later that Mackail did not appreciate hearing compliments about her."
I recently read Angela Thirkell for the first time, enjoying three of her books - including Wild Strawberries - one after another, though as you'll see here, my favourite was High Rising. Happily, Virago are to be re-issuing Pomfret Towers in November.