The Fox in the Cupboard: A Memoir

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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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"A funny, touching, and graceful memoir."

-- Michael Korda, author of "Horse People"



"A funny, touching, and graceful memoir."

-- Michael Korda, author of "Horse People"

"Candid, comic, and laden with evocative memories, this is a gutsy adventure story and a meditation on belonging."

-- "Mail on Sunday"



"Sharply sensuous...deeply enjoyable...Satire and yearning, aspiration and anxiety, buff her perceptions to brilliance...[a] beautifully written account of a love affair with the English countryside."

-- Caroline Moore, "The Sunday Telegraph"



"Funny, moving, and true."

-- Jane Ridley, "The Spectator"



"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"



"This is a jewel of a book -- funny, well-observed and beautifully written."

-- "The Spectator" (UK)



"Jane Shilling has written a hymn to the English landscape in the great and tender tradition of English pastoral writing. Her attention to detail and her realism make this book wonderfully evocative. But it is also a personal journey of a woman who the reader cannot help but like, on her way through small tests of courage to a lifelong love. An absolutely modern book but an ancient tradition."

-- Philippa Gregory, author of "The Other Boleyn Girl"



"A funny, touching, and graceful memoir."

-- Michael Korda, author of "Horse People"

"A funny, touching, and graceful memoir."
-- Michael Korda, author of "Horse People"

"Wonderfully evocative...A hymn to the English landscape in the great and tender tradition of English pastoral writing."
-- Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl

"A funny, touching, and graceful memoir."
-- Michael Korda, author of Horse People

"Jane Shilling has my unreserved admiration for the grace with which she writes, for the humor with which she describes the difficult journey towards becoming a competent rider....This is a book I shall want to read more than once."
-- Miranda Seymour, The Sunday Times

Review:

"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"

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