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The Shooting Party
 
 
Author
Isabel Colegate.
Publisher Counterpoint  
Format paperback
ISBN 9781582435930
Pages/Publication Date 195/2010
Daedalus Item Code 38501
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(Winner of the 1981 W.H. Smith Literary Award) It is the autumn of 1913, and Sir Randolph Nettleby has assembled an array of brilliant guests at his Oxfordshire estate for the largest pheasant shoot of the season, in this 1981 novel by Isabel Colgate. As the party indulges in the privileges of their class, an army of servants and gamekeepers diligently prepares the complex, age-old ritual for the house and hunt. The gentlemen are falling into the prescribed mode of fellowship and good-humored sporting rivalry, the fashionable ladies are exchanging the latest gossip, and all seems the perfect affirmation of the certainties of Edwardian country life. Yet the social and moral codes of this set are under siege from within and without. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion for the slaughter of animals, and resentment at the inequities of class are among the forces that are about to rise up and challenge the social peace, in what will be the last shooting season before the outbreak of World War I changes everything.

"The Shooting Party is a lovely piece of writing, in which subtlety, irony, and close observation abound."—Larry McMurtry

 
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