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).
Packed with warmth, wit and unforgettable characters, this is an utterly joyous read and fans of Cooper will doubtless find it a complete delight DAILY EXPRESS Jilly is about bringing joy into your life: daft, silly, boozy joy ... There is no one else like Cooper. GUARDIAN I couldn't have loved this delightful doorstep of a read any more DAILY MAIL Reading Mount! was pure, unadulterated joy and makes me want to move to Rutshire, instantly. Jilly Cooper is on top, effervescent form, and I loved every moment Sophie Kinsella Racier than ever, totally un-put-downable and tremendous fun. What a treat! Catherine Alliott
Publication date: 23/02/2017
Publication date: 08/09/2016
|Publication date:||23rd February 2017|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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!.More About Jilly Cooper