Book List in Order: 10 titles


  • 'As a novelist of English manners, Isabel Colegate has no rival.' - The Times 'Colegate's prose is flowing and unpretentious. She tells an excellent tale.' - Daily Telegraph '[Colegate's] strengths - neat psychological details, coolly literate narr...


  • His wild years behind him, Alfred Ashby, a celebrated photographer now in his late fifties, has returned to where he was raised, the family farm in rural England. The old house in the valley, little changed by the years, provides him an agreeable dar...


  • As the city of Bath prepares for the arrival of Queen Victoria, the curate enters into a liaison with the wife of a prominent citizen; rumors of corruption surround the architectural competition for the design of a new hotel; and an imposter and a cl...


  • Colegate's latest contribution to her sizable corpus of novels, of which the filmed The Shooting Party is the best known, is an extraordinarily accomplished excursus of subtle complexity into memory and the nature of truth, the search for meaning and...










  • It is 1913 - just prior to England''s entry into World War I - and Edwardian England is about to vanish into history. A group of men and women gather at Sir Randolph Nettleby''s estate for a shooting party. Opulent, adulterous, moving assuredly throu...