Isabel Colegate

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Isabel Diana Colegate (born 10 September 1931) is a British author and literary agent.


She was born in Lincolnshire, the daughter of Sir Arthur Colegate and Winifred Mary Colegate, and was educated at Runton Hill School in Norfolk. She lived at Midford Castle near Bath, England, until 2007. Anthony Blond set up his own firm in 1952, Anthony Blond (London) Ltd, in partnership with Isabel Colegate.[1]

In 1953 she married Michael Briggs, and the couple have two sons and a daughter.

Her novel The Shooting Party (1980) was adapted as an award-winning film of the same name, released in 1985 by Castle Hill Productions Inc. In 2010, it was adapted for radio by the BBC.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]


  • The Blackmailer, 1958
  • A Man of Power, 1960
  • The Great Occasion, 1962
  • Statues in a Garden, 1964
  • Orlando King, 1968
  • Orlando at the Brazen Threshold, 1971
  • Agatha, 1973
  • News from the City of the Sun, 1979
  • The Shooting Party, 1980
  • A Glimpse of Sion’s Glory, 1985
  • Deceits of Time, 1988
  • The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1991
  • The Winter Journey, 1995
  • A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries, and Recluses, 2001


  1. ^ Isabel Colegate (3 March 2008). "Anthony Blond (obituary)". The Independent. 
  2. ^ The Shooting Party
  • Elizabeth Sleeman, International Who's Who of Women, 2002.

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