Jilly Cooper - Author

About the Author

Jilly Cooper is a well-known journalist, writer and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, including Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score! and Pandora, she and her husband live in Gloucestershire with several dogs and cats.

 

Fellow novelist SOPHIE KING on JILLY COOPER

Another author whom I met as a journalist! Her breathy voice immediately casts you under a spell as does her writing. I loved her earlier books like Pandora, which concentrated on one heroine's life but I also loved Riders and – well, all of them!.

 

Featured books by Jilly Cooper

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace ...Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: Sex and horses: who could ask for more? (Sunday Telegraph). Joyful and mischeivous . (Jojo Moyes). A delight from start to finish . (Daily Mail). Fun, sexy and unputdownable . (Marian Keyes). Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world . (Guardian). Flawlessly entertaining . (Helen Fielding).

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Other books by Jilly Cooper

How to Survive Christmas

How to Survive Christmas

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2018

Christmas is looming. Will your mother-in-law present you with yet another hideous jersey this year? How are you going to cope with Granny's peke or the undesirable in-laws? Has the row about where to spend the holiday already started, and it's only August? Jilly Cooper has the answer to everything. Whether you should seek refuge in the cooking sherry or suggest a wholesome family walk, Jilly offers, in her own irrepressible style, sound but often hilarious advice about how to get through the roller-coaster ride we call Christmas. With the help of the perfect Christmas family - Scarlett O'Aga, the Xmasochistic housewife, her wayward husband Noel, his seductive mistress Ms Stress, their four delightful children Holly, Robin, Carol and Nicholas, and their dog Difficult Patch, we learn how to survive this most demanding of occasions.

Imogen

Imogen

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2018

As a librarian, Imogen read a lot of books, but none of them covered real life on the Riviera. Her holiday with tennis ace, Nicky, and the whole glamorous coterie of journalist, playboy, photographer, was a revelation. But the path of a jet-set virgin in that lovely wicked world was a hard one. Imogen began to wonder if virtue really was its own reward

Rivals

Rivals

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2018

Into the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes mega-star Declan O'Hara. Declan soon realises that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous, domineering woman executive to produce Declan's programme. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered and sex raises its head at almost every throw

Octavia

Octavia

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2018

As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy, she knew she just had to have him. It didn't matter that he'd just got engaged to an old school friend of hers, Gussie. An invitation to join Gussie and Jeremy for a cosy weekend on a canal barge came like a gift from the gods. However, the other part of the foursome was tycoon Gareth Llewellyn, and he certainly managed to thwart her plans...

Harriet

Harriet

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2018

Harriet Poole was shattered when her brief affair with Simon Villiers, Oxford's leading playboy, ended abruptly, leaving her penniless, alone and pregnant. Still hopelessly in love with Simon, she took baby William and buried herself in deepest Yorkshire as nanny to the children of Cory Erskine, a somewhat eccentric scriptwriter. A whole host of visitors began to arrive to disrupt Harriet's peaceful routine: first Cory's estranged wife Noel, then his brother Kit and finally, of all people, Simon...

Emily

Emily

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2018

If Emily hadn't gone to Annie Richmond's party, she would never have met the impossibly irresistible Rory Balniel - never have married him and been carried off to the wild Scottish island of Irasa to live in his ancestral home. She'd never have met the wild and mysterious Marina, a wraith from Rory's past, nor her brother, the disagreeable Finn Maclean; and would never have been caught stealing roses in a see-through nightie...

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/09/2017

Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that his horse is proclaimed champion. To defeat his rival he must abandon his empire at Penscombe, his wife Taggie, and chase winners worldwide. When Gala moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's father, Rupert himself, are attracted to her. When Gala begins working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome man who seems keener on caring for Taggie; the game of musical loose boxes begins...

Bella

Bella

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2017

Bella Parkinson is the most promising actress in London, bright, sexy... and hopelessly scatterbrained. Rupert Henriques is dashingly handsome and wealthy enough to buy her every theatre in London if she wanted it; he cannot wait to marry her. But Bella has a secret from her past - and the one man who knows it is about to come back into her life again...

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace ...Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: Sex and horses: who could ask for more? (Sunday Telegraph). Joyful and mischeivous . (Jojo Moyes). A delight from start to finish . (Daily Mail). Fun, sexy and unputdownable . (Marian Keyes). Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world . (Guardian). Flawlessly entertaining . (Helen Fielding).

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/2017

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace . . . Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: 'Sex and horses: who could ask for more?' Sunday Telegraph 'Joyful and mischeivous' Jojo Moyes 'A delight from start to finish' Daily Mail 'Fun, sexy and unputdownable' Marian Keyes 'Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world' Guardian 'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/09/2016

The glorious new novel from Jilly Cooper, featuring Rupert Campbell-Black and a raft of characters new and old, human and equine Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: 'Sex and horses: who could ask for more?' Sunday Telegraph 'Joyful and mischeivous' Jojo Moyes 'A delight from start to finish' Daily Mail 'Fun, sexy and unputdownable' Marian Keyes 'Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world' Guardian 'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Mount!

Mount!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2016

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert's assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert's wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer's job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace . . . Everybody loves Jilly Cooper: 'Sex and horses: who could ask for more?' Sunday Telegraph 'Joyful and mischeivous' Jojo Moyes 'A delight from start to finish' Daily Mail 'Fun, sexy and unputdownable' Marian Keyes 'Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world' Guardian 'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Riders

Riders

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2015

`Sex and horses: who could ask for more?' Sunday Telegraph Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside, Riders offers an intoxicating blend of swooning romance, adventure and hilarious high jinks. Brooding hero Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands even the most difficult horse or woman is charmed, is driven by his loathing of the dashing darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having pinched each other's horses and drunk their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics . . . A classic bestseller, Riders takes the lid off international show jumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals. `Joyful and mischievous' Jojo Moyes `Exhilarating, irresistible and one of our nation's most beloved novels' Jill Mansell `Jilly Cooper is the funniest and the sharpest writer there is' Jenny Colgan `Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Jilly Cooper: Rivals and Riders

Jilly Cooper: Rivals and Riders

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2012

Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world, Jilly Cooper's Rutshire Chronicles offer an intoxicating blend of skulduggery, swooning romance, sexual adventure and hilarious high jinks. This special 2-for-1 collection features two of these classic titles: Riders and Rivals.RidersRiders takes the lid off international showjumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals. The brooding hero, gypsy Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands the most difficult horse or woman becomes biddable, is driven to the top by his loathing of the beautiful bounder and darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having filched each other's horses, and fought and fornicated their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences during the Los Angeles Olympics.RivalsInto the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes Declan O'Hara, a mega-star of great glamour and integrity. Living rather too closely across the valley is Rupert Campbell-Black, divorced and as dissolute as ever, and now the Tory Minister for Sport. Declan needs only a few days at Corinium to realise that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, is a crook who has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous but domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. Declan and Cameron detest each other, provoking a storm of controversy into which Rupert plunges with his usual abandon. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered, and sex raises its (delicious) head at almost every throw as, in bed and boardroom, the race is on to capture the Cotswold Crown.

Forsaking All Others/Temporary Set-Back (Storycuts)

Forsaking All Others/Temporary Set-Back (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'Forsaking All Others', Julia Nicholson is blissfully happy. She's married to the wonderful David, they have a gorgeous home and a ginger kitten called Kitchen, and she wouldn't change a thing. Until a chance encounter with the devastatingly attractive film director, Richard de Lisle, shows her what she never knew she was missing. In 'Temporary Set-Back', for Jenny, the only good thing about working at fusty publishers Mildew & Rambridge is the delectable editor Rupert Rambridge. Jenny is desperate for him to notice her - if only he'd pay her a fraction of the attention that handsome but sleazy Mr Curtis does. The chance to temp for Mr Rambridge's usual secretary might just see her daydreams become reality - but does she really know the type of man she's dealing with?Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Christmas Stocking/Sister To The Bride (Storycuts)

Christmas Stocking/Sister To The Bride (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'Christmas Stocking', unlucky-in-love Caroline is facing possibly the most miserable Christmas of her life. Recently spurned by her workplace crush, she can't quite see how she'll cope with the season of goodwill to all men - particularly holed up on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors with her boisterous family. And things get a whole lot more complicated when her brother arrives with a deliciously dishevelled friend in tow, Jamie. Soon, Jamie has charmed Caroline's entire family - but she is determined not to fall under his spell.In 'Sister to the Bride', Suffering the double burden of a broken heart and a too-tight, too-pink bridesmaid's dress, Helen finds herself in the wedding from hell. The groom's family are constantly sneering at her, her hair is out of control, and she just can't shake off the unwanted attentions of ginger chinless wonder Tubby Langley. It's enough to make a girl give up hope entirely. But then Helen meets the devastating David Carlisle. Dare she risk her fragile heart once again?Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

And May The Best Girl Win/Johnnie Casanova (Storycuts)

And May The Best Girl Win/Johnnie Casanova (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'And May the Best Girl Win', plain little Kathleen Burgess has brown hair, an average figure, and a neat face. So it's probably for the best that she's decided to stay out of the ferocious rivalry between the gorgeous blonde Fiona and elegantly dark Susan, over their new boss Charles Townsend. Kathleen plans to keep her head down and get on with her work, but then it appears that Charles is trying to get rid of her. What on earth is going on? In 'Johnnie Casanova', at a friend's party, Richard falls desperately in love with the gorgeously na ve Gemma. He is determined to treat her honourably. It's a pity the same can't be said for Richard's flatmate, the rakeishly sexy Johnnie, who also has his eye on Gemma. Gemma is dazzled by the attention, and quickly becomes besotted with Johnnie. So, Richard loves Gemma, Gemma loves Johnnie - and no one can quite work out exactly what Johnnie's intentions are. Part of the Storycuts series, these tow short stories were previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Lisa/Political Asylum (Storycuts)

Lisa/Political Asylum (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'Lisa', Paul Buchanan is used to women falling at his feet. So when he meets dowdy little Lisa Aitken at his publisher's office, he is surprised when she appears immune to his charms. Piqued, he tries again. And again. And again, until she finally relents and lets him take her out. Pretty soon, there's something about the mysterious Lisa that has Paul hooked. But why is she so cagey about where she goes every weekend? What is the secret that Lisa is hiding so desperately?In 'Political Asylum', Virginia has landed on her feet with her first flat in London: a fabulous pad near the House of Commons, with her best friend Jenny, and with the handsomest man in the Cabinet, Anthony Hudson, as their neighbour. The only fly in the ointment is Virginia's boyfriend William, whose affections towards her seem to be cooling somewhat. Things get a little more interesting when Virginia finds herself locked out of her flat in the pouring rain - and who should come to her rescue but Anthony...Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were precviously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Red Angora Dress/The Square Peg (Storycuts)

Red Angora Dress/The Square Peg (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

In 'The Red Angora Dress', Milly just knows her boyfriend, the handsome Andrew, is losing interest in her. So when he invites her to a glamorous party, she resolves to knock him dead with a killer outfit. Having blown half her month's wages on a skintight red angora dress, Milly is dismayed to find that it sheds everywhere - and that it is rather uncomfortably hot. Then she overhears Andrew chatting up the party's hostess, and laughing at her - and her outfit - behind her back. Hurt, heartbroken and humiliated, can anything possibly salvage Milly's dreadful night? In 'The Square Peg', despite her best intentions, junior secretary Penny is a whirlwind of chaos. She's two hours late back from lunch, mixes up letters, and on one memorable occasion manages to release a rabbit into the boardroom. It's no wonder that the firm's tough new MD, Jake McInnes, has it in for her. He might be the heartthrob of the rest of the typing pool, but Penny is desperate to escape to a new job with a more easygoing boss. But the job application she sends off has some rather unexpected consequences... Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Pressing Engagement (Storycuts)

Pressing Engagement (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Frustrated secretary Esther is desperate for a change. She's been in the same job for years, working for dear Mr Pethrie, and has been waiting patiently for the love of her life, gorgeous professor Julian, to finally divorce his wife. So when the prospect of a fabulous job abroad comes along, Esther leaps at the chance. There's just one problem - she needs to start immediately. To avoid hurting the feelings of Mr Pethrie, who has been so kind to her all these years, she tells him that she is actually leaving her job in order to get married after a whirlwind romance. Julian is nowhere to be seen, so the job of fake fianc falls to her trusty childhood friend Nico. But what started out as just one little lie soon spirals out of control...Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Uplifting Evening (Storycuts)

Uplifting Evening (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Endlessly taking clothes to the laundrette, cooking and cleaning is all going to be worth it to be Mrs Colin Lang. Until a disastrous night out with Colin's work colleagues, and an encounter with a scruffy-yet-sexy artist at the laundrette, leads a very dutiful girlfriend to go delightfully astray. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Kate s Wedding (Storycuts)

Kate s Wedding (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Kate is right in the middle of last-minute marriage preparations. In just two weeks time, she will be wed to Hugh, a high-flying barrister, who is perfect for her - well, at least according to her parents. With the wedding so close, and so many influential friends of Hugh's to consider, it's no wonder Kate's nerves are a little strung out. And when Hugh suggests a weekend away, Kate's idea of getting a bit of peace and quiet is swiftly shattered when she realises they are heading to the boat belonging to Jonty and Muriel - two of Hugh's most braying and exuberant friends. But things get ever worse when there is a terrible surprise waiting for Kate on the boat, in the shape of an unexpected guest: an artist called Tod, who is a devastatingly painful blast from Kate's past. He has a stunning new girlfriend in tow, and Kate is forced to confront the reality of the life she has built for herself - and the memory of the girl she used to be. Is it too late for her to discover what she truly wants?Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Ugly Swan (Storycuts)

Ugly Swan (Storycuts)

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Gawky Jessica has always been overshadowed by her gorgeous older sister, Helen. Finally out in the big wide world on her own, Jessica is determined to forge her own path as a journalist - but she can't quite forget the feelings she had for Danny all those years ago. Danny was one of her sister's many admirers, but he always had time for Jessica, who fell for him hook, line and sinker. When a chance invite to the most glamorous party of the year means their paths will cross once again, Jessica is determined to show Danny that the gangly ugly duckling he remembers has finally grown up. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Lisa & Co.

Jump!

Jump!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/09/2010

Etta Bancroft - sweet, kind, still beautiful - adores racing and harbours a crush on one of its stars, the handsome high-handed owner-trainer Rupert Campbell-Black. When her bullying husband dies, Etta's selfish, ambitious children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalow in the Cotswold village of Willowwood and to act as an unpaid Nanny to their children. Her neighbour, powerful tycoon and ex-footballer Valent Edwards, has bought the big house next door. One night Etta finds a horribly mutilated filly in the snow in Valent's woods and persuades the outraged Valent to take her in. Miraculously she pulls through and, by now called Mrs Wilkinson, captivates everyone in the village. DNA Tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse. After a nail-biting court case, Mrs Wilkinson is awarded to Etta, thus ensuring the lasting and vengeful enmity of her evil former trainer and owner. Etta forms a village syndicate to put the filly into training. The syndicate is a riotous mix of village characters, who set off to the races in a minibus clanking with bottles. From wild parties at Newbury and Ludlow, to an overnight of musical beds at Stratford, to the thrills and spills of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, one fling leads to another and another. Mrs Wilkinson become a star - nicknamed 'the People's Pony', she is beloved by the crowds as she progresses from point-to-points to the major meetings and brings fame and fortune to the syndicate. After her terrible injuries she will only run for a female jockey, giving the delectable Amber Lloyd-Foxe, Rupert's god-daughter, her big breakthrough in the man's world of jump racing. But Etta is horrified when Valent cooks up a plot with Rupert to enter Mrs Wilkinson for the Grand National. Can she be the first mare in thirty years, and Amber the first woman ever, to conquer this mighty race? In JUMP! you will meet rich capricious owners, obsessive trainers and gallant stable lads and lasses; you will get to know the tough, brave jockeys; and you will fall in love with the horses, and above all with Mrs Wilkinson herself - hilarious , heroic and so gutsy she will gallop into your heart forever.

Polo

Polo

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

In Jilly Cooper's third Rutshire chronicle we meet Ricky France-Lynch, who is moody, macho, and magnificent. He had a large crumbling estate, a nine-goal polo handicap, and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a cheque book. He also had the adoration of fourteen-year-old Perdita MacLeod. Perdita couldn't wait to leave her dreary school and become a polo player.The polo set were ritzy, wild, and gloriously promiscuous.Perdita thought she'd get along with them very well. But before she had time to grow up, Ricky's life exploded into tragedy, and Perdita turned into a brat who loved only her horses - and Ricky France-Lynch. Ricky's obsession to win back his wife, and Perdita's to win both Ricky and a place as a top class polo player, take the reader on a wildly exciting journey - to the estancias of Argentina, to Palm Beach and Deauville, and on to the royal polo fields of England and the glamorous pitches of California where the most heroic battle of all is destined to be fought - a match that is about far more than just the winning of a huge silver cup...

Pandora

Pandora

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

No picture ever came more beautiful than Raphael's Pandora. Discovered by a dashing young lieutenant, Raymond Kelvedon in a Normandy Chateau in 1944, she had cast her spell over his family - all artists and dealers - for fifty years. Hanging in a turret of their lovely Cotswold house, Pandora witnessed Raymond's tempestuous wife Galena both entertaining a string of lovers, and giving birth to her four children: Jupiter, Alizarin, Jonathan and superbrat Sienna. Then an exquisite stranger rolls up, claiming to be a long-lost daughter of the family, setting the three Belvedon brothers at each other's throats. Accompanying her is her fatally glamorous boyfriend, whose very different agenda includes an unhealthy interest in the Raphael. During a fireworks party, the painting is stolen. The hunt to retrieve it takes the reader on a thrilling journey to Vienna, Geneva, Paris, New York and London. After a nail-biting court case and a record-smashing Old Masters sale at Sotheby's, passionate love triumphs and Pandora is restored to her rightful home.

Rivals

Rivals

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Into the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes Declan O'Hara, a mega-star of great glamour and integrity with a radiant feckless wife, a handsome son and two ravishing teenage daughters. Living rather too closely across the valley is Rupert Campbell-Black, divorced and as dissolute as ever, and now the Tory Minister for Sport. Declan needs only a few days at Corinium to realise that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, is a crook who has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous but domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. Declan and Cameron detest each other, provoking a storm of controversy into which Rupert plunges with his usual abandon. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered, and sex raises its (delicious) head at almost every throw as, in bed and boardroom, the race is on to capture the Cotswold Crown.

Wicked!

Wicked!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild, but increasingly academic, independent, crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share the facilities of his school with Larkminster Comprehensive - known locally, as 'Larks'. His reasons for doing so are purely financial, but he is encouraged by the opportunities the scheme gives him for frequent meetings with Janna Curtis, the dynamic new head of Larks, who has been drafted in to save what is a fast-sinking school from closure. Janna is young, pretty, enthusiastic and vastly brave - and she will do anything to rescue her demoralised, run-down and cash-strapped school. Neither parents nor staff of either school are too keen on this radical move, although some can see the possible financial advantages. For the students, however, it offers great opportunities to get up to even more mayhem than usual.

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Lysander Hawkley combined breathtaking good looks with the kindest of hearts. He couldn't pass a stray dog, an ill-treated horse or a neglected wife without rushing to the rescue. And with neglected wives the rescue invariably led to ecstatic bonking, which didn't please their erring husbands one bit. Lysander's mid-life crisis had begun at twenty-two. Reeling from the death of his beautiful mother, he was out of work, drinking too much and desperately in debt. The solution came from Ferdie, his fat, fast-operating friend: if Lysander was so good at making husbands jealous, why shouldn't he get paid for it? Let loose among the neglected wives of the ritzy county of Rutshire, Lysander causes absolute havoc. But it is only when he meets Rannaldini, Rutshire's King Rat and a temperamental, fiendishly promiscuous international conductor, that the trouble really starts. The only unglamorous woman around Rannaldini is Kitty, his plump young wife who runs his life like clockwork. Soon Lysander is convinced that Kitty must be rescued from Rannaldini at all costs, even if it means enlisting the help of the old blue-eyed havoc maker: Rupert Campbell-Black.

Score!

Score!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Sir Robert Rannaldini, the most successful but detested conductor in the world, had two ambitions: to seduce his ravishing nineteen-year-old stepdaughter Tabitha Campbell-Black, and to put his mark on musical history by making the definitive film of Verdi's darkest opera, Don Carlos. As Rannaldini, Tristan, his charismatic French director, a volatile cast and bolshy French crew gather at Rannaldini's haunted abbey for filming, it is inevitable that violent feuds, abandoned bonking, temperamental screaming, and devious plotting will ensue. But although everyone wished Rannaldini dead, no one actually thought the Maestro would be murdered. Or that after the dreadful deed some very bizarre things would continue to occur. SCORE! is Jilly Cooper's most thrilling novel to date.

Appassionata

Appassionata

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O'Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO. Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition.

Wicked!

Wicked!

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2006

At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild, but increasingly academic, independent, crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share the facilities of his school with Larkminster Comprehensive - known locally, as 'Larks'. His reasons for doing so are purely financial, but he is encouraged by the opportunities the scheme gives him for frequent meetings with Janna Curtis, the dynamic new head of Larks, who has been drafted in to save what is a fast-sinking school from closure. Janna is young, pretty, enthusiastic and vastly brave - and she will do anything to rescue her demoralised, run-down and cash-strapped school. Neither parents nor staff of either school are too keen on this radical move,although some can see the possible financial advantages. For the students, however, it offers great opportunities to get up to even more mayhem than usual.

Emily

Emily

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2005

If Emily hadn't gone to Annie Richmond's party, she would never have met the impossible irresistible Rory Balniel - never have married him and been carried off to the wild Scottish island of Irasa to live in his ancestral home along with his eccentric mother, Coco, and the dog, Walter Scott. She'd never have met the wild and mysterious Marina, a wraith from Rory's past, nor her brother, the disagreeable Finn Maclean; never have spent a night in a haunted highland castle, or been caught stealing roses in a see-through nightie... Yes, it all started at Annie Richmond's party. The light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the much-loved classic author.

Lisa and Co

Lisa and Co

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2005

Here is a book of stories of great variety and undoubted class from an author who has endeared herself to millions of readers and bewitched them all. As well as Lisa, we meet Hester, Julia, Helen and Caroline, and a host of other devastating girls, falling in and out of love, finding, losing (and often finding again sometimes in the most unexpected places) the men of their dreams. Lisa & Co is a sparkling collection of love stories that are both moving and funny and could only have been written by the unique Jilly Cooper.

Prudence

Prudence

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2005

A light-hearted, fun and romantic romp from the much-loved classic author The trouble with the Mulholland family, Prudence decided, was that they were all in love with the wrong people. She'd been overjoyed when Pendle, her super-cool barrister boyfriend, invited her home for the weekend to meet his family. But home turned out to be a decaying mansion in the Lake District, and family were his glamorous, scatty mother who forgot the mounting bills by throwing wild parties, and brothers, Ace, dark and forbidding, and Jack, handsome, married and only too ready to take over with Pru if Pendle didn't get a move on. It was only when she noticed the way Pendle looked at Jack's wife Maggie that it began to dawn on Pru that there was more to this weekend than met the eye. It looked like a non-stop game of changing partners . . . Readers love Jilly Cooper: 'Unputdownable' Marian Keyes 'Joyful and mischievous' Jojo Moyes 'The funniest and sharpest writer there is' Jenny Colgan 'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Harriet

Harriet

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2005

The light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the much-loved classic author. Shy, dreamy, and incurably romantic, Harriet Poole was shattered when her brief affair with Simon Villiers, Oxford's leading playboy undergraduate, ended abruptly, leaving her penniless, alone and pregnant. Still hopelessly in love with Simon, she took baby William and buried herself in deepest Yorkshire as nanny to the children of Cory Erskine, a somewhat eccentric scriptwriter. Local tongues were just beginning to wag when a whole host of visitors began to arrive to disrupt Harriet's peaceful routine: first Cory's estranged wife Noel, hellbent on winning Cory back, then Cory's glamorous brother Kit, whose old affair with Noel didn't stop him making passes at Harriet, and finally, of all people, Simon... 'The Jane Austen of our time' Harpers 'The funniest and sharpest writer there is' Jenny Colgan

Octavia

Octavia

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2005

As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy in the nightclub, she knew she just had to have him. It didn't matter that he'd just got engaged to an old school friend of hers, plump, good natured Gussie; he was looking at Octavia in the way that suggested bed rather than breakfast, and she was weak at the knees... But Octavia was used to men falling in love with her at a moment's notice - it happened all the time if you were as rich and as stunning as she was. An invitation to join Gussie and Jeremy for a cozy weekend on a canal barge came like a gift from the gods. How could she fail to hook Jeremy? But the other part of the foursome was whizz-kid business tycoon Gareth Llewellyn, a swarthy Welshman with all the tenderness of a scrum-half...definitely not Octavia's type! And one way and another, he certainly managed to thwart her plans... The light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the much-loved classic author.

Bella

Bella

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2005

The light-hearted, hilarious and gorgeous novel from the much-loved classic author - 'The Jane Austen of our time' There was no doubt Bella Parkinson was a success: the most promising actress in London, bright, sexy - and hopelessly scatterbrained - she was taking the town by storm. Rupert Henriques, dashingly handsome and wealthy enough to buy her every theatre in London if she wanted it, couldn't wait to marry her . . . But Bella had a secret in her past - and the one man who knew it was about to come into her life again. Worse, Rupert's sinister cousin Lazlo, for some reason of his own, was trying to prevent her marriage. Before she knew where she was, Bella found herself in real danger . . . Readers love Jilly Cooper: 'Unputdownable' Marian Keyes 'The funniest and sharpest writer there is' Jenny Colgan 'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

The Common Years

The Common Years

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1999

During the ten years she lived at the edge of Putney Common Jilly Cooper walked daily on this expanse of green. For most of the time she lived there she kept a diary, noting the effects of the changing seasons and writing about her encounters with dogs and humans. The book is a distillation of those diaries: an affectionate and enthralling portrait - warts and all - of life on Putney Common. Never has Jilly Cooper written more lyrically about flowers, trees, birds and the natural world; more tellingly about the sorrows - as well as the joys - of caring for dogs and children; or more outrageously about the gossip, illicit romances and jealousies of life in a small community.

Class

Class

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1999

CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters! People like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian. Roar with laughter at her horribly unfair observations on their everyday pretensions - their sexual courtships, choice of furnishings, clothes, education, food, careers and ambitions... For they will all remind you of people that you know!

Animals In War

Animals In War

Author: Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/1984

Pigeons carrying vital messages to and from the beleaguered city during the Siege of Paris; horses and mules struggling through miles of fetid mud to bring ammunition to the front in the Great War; dogs sniffing out mines for the British invasion force in the Second World War - countless brave animals have played their part in the long, cruel history of war. Some have won medals for gallantry - like G.I. Joe, the American pigeon who saved 100 British lives in Italy, and Rob, the black and white mongrel who made over twenty parachute jumps with the SAS. Too many others have died abandoned, in agony and alone, after serving their country with distinction. Jilly Cooper has here written a tribute to the role of animals in wartime. It is a tragic and horrifying story - yet it has its lighter moments too: a hilarious game of musical chairs played on camels during the Desert Campaign; and the budgie who remarked, when carried from a bombed-out East End tenement, 'This is my night out'. This is a vivid and unforgettable record of man's inhumanity to animals, but also an astonishing story of courage, intelligence, devotion and resilience.

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