Out book club last night discussed The Sense of an Ending and in the course of the discussion, P.D. James' new title, Pemberley came up. James, one of our members - none of whom are ever stuck for the mot juste - delivered the most pithy and conclusive review of a book I have ever heard, viz;
If you like Jane Austen and enjoy detective novels, you will hate this.
What more can one say?