What makes this book different is a sense that something is about to happen.
A handful of sportsmen, including two of the best shots in the land, have gathered at Nettleby Park in Oxfordshire for the big shooting party of the season.
This is a book to savor, written by a remarkable stylist whose prose clearly illustrates that less is more.
It is the autumn of 1913, and Sir Randolph Nettleby, Baronet, is hosting yet another shooting party at his Oxfordshire estate. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John D. Cofield
Wonderful book. Gentle , astute. Truthful. All the things good writing should be. An insightful cameo of the end of an era, affectionate and knowing, a brilliant description of a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Penelope Hansen
This is the best portrayal of pre-World War I British upper-class society that I have read. It also hints at customs that were not broadcast around as we do today. Read morePublished 13 months ago by siritove
This book is a subtle and evocative description of one of the English gentry's best enjoyed leisure activities - shooting grouse and other wildfowl. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Denise
The movie of "The Shooting Party" (starring James Mason) follows the book closely, however, much of the nuance and detail was, of necessity, left out. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Edward Olsen
Be sure to read Julian Fellowes's introduction, which gives you a helpful frame through which to view this portrait of a world that's barely imaginable now.Published 20 months ago by yyzgwm
I bought this book because I love the work of Julian Fellowes and I was not disappointed. Loved the insight into the various players in an English country house.Published 21 months ago by Alexandra Clark
I found it very boring. Not too much substance to it. Our bookclub had it as a monthly selection and I was the only one who actually finished it as none of our group liked it.Published 21 months ago by JoAnne G Dufort
What did the English upper class do for fun before the "Great War"? They shot anything that moved, gossiped and had affairs. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by M. Seminara