The Shooting Party
Publish date: May 18th 1981
Publisher: Viking Books
Pages no: 195
Edition language: English
‘Is it really so bad?’ asked Olivia. ‘The countryside looks so beautiful and the people so happy.’ ‘They’re having a hard time. We hear a lot these days about factory workers and conditions in slums. No one bothers about rural poverty – we deal with it locally of course as best we can but when ther...
bookshelves: published-1980, summer-2010, edwardian, britain-england, sport, epistolatory-diary-blog, period-piece, play-dramatisation Read from August 02 to 06, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** dramatised by DJ Britton, narrated by Olivia ColmanAutumn 1913. A shooting party on an Oxfordshire country est...
dramatised by DJ Britton, narrated by Olivia ColmanAutumn 1913. A shooting party on an Oxfordshire country estate. A whole society under the microscope, a society soon to be destroyed in the trenches of the Western Front. The eve of the shoot.CastNarrator ..... Olivia ColmanCicely Nettleby ..... Ell...
I loved the slow-burning and tragic nature of this book, not only the impending doom afforded by our hindsight of WWI, but the more immediate tragedy of a death and the death of this section of society. Very good.