To George Lupus, Master of the Quarr Hounds, the fox is a 'gentleman'. The four children all hunt, and are tremendously keen. But Dorothy Lupus dislikes the sport that has been her beloved husband's passion. When a tragedy occurs, Dorothy finds she can't bear the proximity of the kennels across the park. Roguish, Rakish, Harebell, Arcady and Argot, Striver, Decorous, Fearless, Snowmaid... Dorothy wishes never to hear their hullabaloo again. She is adamant...
A subtle, brilliant and paradoxical novel. She writes beautifully about nature. No one has ever written better than she does here about the English upper-class cult of fox-hunting pre-1914... Hound Music is an enthralling and non-judgemental evocation of a vanished world
A beautiful, resonant book about a hidden world, part of which is gone forever... She is an extraordinary writer... The charm of this strange, haunting novel lies in her extraordinary ability not merely to describe, but to convey the very texture of whatever she is writing about
She has written some of the most memorable prose in contemporary fiction. Richly evocative of the countryside, plangent and mischevious, Hound Music is a story of fox-hunting as it was in the years 1900- 1902