The Shooting Party (novel)

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The Shooting Party is a novel by Isabel Colegate that won the 1981 WH Smith Literary Award. It was adapted into a 1985 film The Shooting Party. It is published as part of the Penguin Books Modern Classic series.

Characters[edit]

The book features a large cast of characters including:

  • Sir Randolph - estate owner and host
  • Minnie - hostess, wife of Sir Randolph
  • Glass - gamekeeper
  • Dan - his son
  • Tom Harker - estate worker (and poacher)
  • Gilbert, Lord Hartlip - guest shooter
  • "Aline, Lady Hartlip - wife of Lord Hartlip
  • Lionel Stephens - guest shooter
  • Bob, Lord Lilburn - guest
  • Olivia, Lady Lilburn - guest, wife of Lord Lilburn
  • Sir Reuben - wealthy Jewish merchant
  • Count Rakassyi - young Hungarian guest
  • Harry Stamp - neighbour to Sir Randolph
  • Charles Farquar - guest, good looking friend of Aline Hartlip
  • Ida - daughter of hosts Sir Randolph and Minnie
  • Cicely - Ida's eldest daughter
  • Marcus - Ida's son
  • Violet - Ida's third child, and younger daughter
  • Osbert - Ida's youngest child
  • Tommy - Farmers son, Cicely's contemporary.Out of his depth.
  • Cornelius Cardew - philosopher, vegetarian, animal rights activist
  • Charlie Pass - Sir Randolph's loader
  • Jarvis - Gilbert's loader
  • Percy Maidment - Lionel's loader
  • John - house footman
  • Ellen - Cicely's maid
  • Mary - maid
  • Rogers - head butler