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Marigold Armitage

A Long Way to Go

Faber & Faber, London, 1952, 207 pp.

Robin Clark, 1989, 207 pp, pb.

Faber & Faber, London, 1973, illus Richard Kennedy, 220 pp.

Described by Lionel Gamlin as a “vastly entertaining story of a gloriously unbalanced hunting
community in County Tipperary.”

Marigold Armitage (1920 - ) was a daughter of Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris. She is best known for her two hunting stories, A Long Way to Go, and A Motley to the View, but she was also an accomplished artist. She planned, and started, a sequel to the hunting stories, A Run for My Money, but this was never finished. It was sold, along with the rest of her manuscripts, by Bloomsbury.

Finding the books: reasonably easy to find in all their printings. Very good firsts with dustjackets can be expensive.

Links and sources

Biographical information via Bloomsbury Auctions

Details of her archive, sold through Bloomsbury

Bibliography - horse books only

A Motley to the View

Faber & Faber, London, 1961, 240 pp.

Robin Clark Ltd, London, 1990, pb.

The hunting community in County Tipperary continues its adventures.