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Hound Music (Romney Family)

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Written in gorgeous prose, this fine historical novel aims to show how, at the turn of the century, the whole household -- and indeed the whole village -- is intimately linked with fox-hunting, from the local farmers to the master's valet, from the parson to the doctor, from the gypsy boy to the nursemaid taking out the baby in his pram. Only one person is not a supporter. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 7th 2002 by Vintage (first published 2001)
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Jun 09, 2011 Sal marked it as to-read
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more of the spectacular Belben. I saw this described as a book about fox hunting during the time of the Boer War. I'm sold.
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Rosalind Belben, HOUND MUSIC, Vintage 2002
A British foxhunting family's climb out of despair following their father's hunting accident.
Fox hunting in England, 1900-1902. We start out on a glorious hunt with the master George Lupus, the hunt staff, and his wife Dorothy and children--teen-age Ida, then Griselda, and youngest Bevis--and Pastor Cornforth and various disparate characters. Bevis proves quite able to bring home a wayward hound.
On another hunt George Lupus takes a tragic spill. The ch
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Rosalind Belben is an English novelist. She was born in 1941 in Dorset where she now lives. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her novel Our Horses in Egypt won the James Tait Black Award in 2007. Among her other books are Bogies, Reuben Little Hero, The Limit, Dreaming of Dead People, and Hound Music.
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