The Shooting Party

The Shooting Party

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'Threads of romance, social comment, country lore and intrigue both above and below stairs are cunningly worked together to create a brilliant tapestry' Sunday Telegraph

It is 1913 - a breath away from the Great War - and Edwardian England is about to vanish into history. An assorted group of men and women gather at Sir Randolph Nettleby's estate for a shooting party. Opulent, adulterous, moving assuredly through the rituals of eating and slaughter, they are an era's dazzlingly obtuse and brilliantly decorative finale.

A quiet, elegant meditation on class frustration and the transience of human concern, The Shooting Party is also the inspiration behind one of the great landmarks of popular culture - Downtown Abbey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 168g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141188677
  • 9780141188676
  • 112,461

Review quote

Threads of romance, social comment, country lore and intrigue both above and below stairs are cunningly worked together to create a brilliant tapestry... I have seldom enjoyed a book so much * Sunday Telegraph * Colegate has found a perfect metaphor for the passing of a way of life * Spectator * A modern classic * The Times * A minor masterpiece * Daily Mail *
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About Isabel Colegate

Isabel Colegate is the acclaimed author of many bestselling books including The Shooting Party, The Orlando Trilogy, The Summer of the Royal Visit and Winter Journey.
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901 ratings
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4 39% (350)
3 28% (253)
2 8% (70)
1 3% (29)
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