Conversation Piece

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 276 pages
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When Oliver visits lovely ramshackle Pullinstown, he gets swept up in wild days of fox hunting, fishing, and racing by his fearless young cousins Willow and Dick, whose profound closeness is matched only by their passion for horses and trickery. Their elegant, crafty father, Sir Richard, jousts with them both and with the redoubtable, sprightly Lady Honour, his old adversary and love. In this early novel by Molly Keane, the high romance and disarray of the vanished Anglo-Irish world is evoked with humor, nostalgia, and undercurrents of powerful feeling.

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User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

I enjoyed this dip into Anglo-Irish life - horses, dogs and all. Read full review

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User Review  - Elana Crane - Goodreads

Not for me---way too horsey. An early novel, this one lacks the weirdness and darkness I love in every other novel I've read by her. Read full review


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Molly Keane (1904-1996) was an Irish novelist and playwright who often wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farell. She is best known for her novel "Good Behaviour" (1981), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Michele Roberts is the author of several novels, including "Daughters of the House," which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the W.H. Smith Literary Award in 1992.

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