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  • Published: 4 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141966304
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

The Shooting Party




A masterpiece of historical fiction, and the inspiration behind Downton Abbey

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.

  • Published: 4 January 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141966304
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

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