A rich cast of characters is exhibited to the reader, from the vacuous to the sublime.
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.
Lovely novel--this was "Downton Abbey" long before "Downton" ever aired.Published 2 months ago by Sophie Glazer
It is the autumn of 1913, and Sir Randolph Nettleby, Baronet, is hosting yet another shooting party at his Oxfordshire estate. Read morePublished 4 months 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 13 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 16 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 20 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 22 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 23 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 on March 20, 2013 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 on March 12, 2013 by JoAnne G Dufort