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Hunting Party

Copyright 1993 by Elizabeth Moon

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I first read this in 1997 and most recently on the 18th June 2006

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Heris Serano has been forced to resign her commission in the Regular Space Services. Now she's to be pilot on a rich lady's space yacht. Something of a comedown, she thinks, especially as they are shepherding spoilt rich kids to join the Hunt at the planet Thornbuckle.

Of course, it won't be as boring as she imagines:

  • She'll get her chance at some unladylike action, some rough and tumble
  • Her mistress, Lady Cecelia will have her eyes opened to some of life's harsher realities.
  • The kids - Ronnie, Odious George, Buttons, Rafaele and Bubbles, will find life is a lot less comfortable and a lot more dangerous than they had expected.

A thoroughly enjoyable escapist romp through high society. It's not a significant book in any way, but it's great fun. Especially if you like horse-riding, fox-hunting and/or the aristocracy. Now I can't say I like any of these but I will say that Elizabeth Mood makes this horse-riding lark sound terrifically exciting.

Loaded on the 15th July 2006.
    
Cover of Hunting Party
Cover art by Fred Gambino

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