The Shooting Party

Colegate, Isabel

£8.99

1913. A 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 obtuse and decorative finale of the Edwardian era.

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Publish Date: 25/01/2007

Description

‘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.

Additional information

Weight 168 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 13 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

190

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K