Orlando King is Isabel Colegate’s trilogy about a beautiful young man, raised in a remote and eccentric wilderness, arriving in 1930s London and setting the world of politics ablaze.
With the spectre of Fascism casting an ever-lengthening shadow over Europe, Orlando acquires wealth, adulation, a beautiful wife and a seat in Parliament. The advent of war brings with it Orlando’s downfall, and his daughter Agatha is left to pick through the rubble of his ruined legacy.
Not While It’s Running
My father used to tell a story about a Frenchman (the dependable butt of Edwardian jokes) being invited to some large estate for a shoot. Seeing a cock pheasant coming into the open and running...Read more
A Mortal Wound
The myth of the golden years before the First World War, brought to a tragic and unforeseen end by that war’s outbreak, lingers on despite all the evidence produced by subsequent historians to show...Read more