With a couple of weeks' unexpected holiday and no chance of going away, Jane Shilling, journalist, mother of one and resident of Greenwich, decided to pursue a childhood ambition and learn to ride. A teacher - Mrs Rogers - was easy to find. What she hadn't reckoned on was that Mrs Rogers was a Master of Foxhounds. So began Jane Shilling's "odd, late-blooming affair" with foxhunting. This is a book about searching for the place where you belong, about developing a passion for something when you thought it was too late. Jane Shilling uses hunting as a metaphor for self-discovery; but The Fox In The Cupboard is also a journey into the hidden landscapes of the present and the past.
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"Anybody who wants to know why the English are so crazy on the subject of foxhunting -- both those who are for it and those who are against -- can hardly do better than to read Jane Shilling's funny, touching and graceful memoir, which will also tell him (or her) a lot about the well-known fact that the English are horse crazy as well, and about the abiding (and apparently changeless) charms of rural English life."-- Michael Korda, author of "Horse People"About the Author:
Jane Shilling is a columnist for The Times and a book reviewer for the Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard and The Times. She lives in Greenwich with her son and hunts with the Ashford Valley.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141009780
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