Author(s): Rosalind Belben
Only one person in the village is not a supporter of fox-hunting, Dorothy Lupus, wife of the master himself. When her husband dies, Dorothy banishes the hounds and their hound music forever and goes away to North Africa for her health. But in her absence, her children begin to hunt again.
'A beautiful, resonant book about a hidden world, part of which is gone forever...Rosalind Belben is an extraordinary writer; her style an intoxicating cocktail. The charm of this haunting book lies in her extraordinary ability not merely to describe, but to convey the very texture of whatever she is writing about. It is a piece of virtuosity that should be required reading' Daily Telegraph