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Jump! by Jilly Cooper
  

Jump!

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 21 October 2010.

Just reading the synopsis of this book made me smile and feel a warm glow that Jilly Cooper was back! With her wicked sense of humour and her attention to detail Jilly Cooper’s books may not be the stuff of high brow literature but they will stand the test of time as great social commentary!! Plenty of drama, sex, scandal and horses to keep any fan happy.

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Synopsis

Jump! by Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper returns to horses in a fabulously entertaining romp through the world of jump racing. 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 home to live in a hideous modern bungalow in the Cotswold village of Willowwood. Etta's life changes when, in the snow in nearby woods, she finds a horribly mutilated filly, which she names Mrs Wilkinson and nurses back to health. The filly charms everyone in the village, then tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse. After a nail-biting court case, she is awarded to Etta, thus ensuring the lasting and vengeful enmity of her former trainer and owner. A village syndicate is formed to put the filly into training, consisting of a riotous mix of local characters, who set off to the races in a minibus clanking with bottles. Ridden by Rupert's delectable god-daughter, Amber, Mrs Wilkinson captivates vast crowds as she progresses from point-to-point to major races and brings fame and fortune to the syndicate, until, at last, she is entered in the Grand National. Can she be the first mare in over fifty years, and Amber the first woman ever, to win this mighty race? In Jump! you will meet rich, capricious owners, obsessive trainers, gallant stable lads and lasses and tough, brave jockeys; you will fall in love with the horses, and above all with Mrs Wilkinson herself - hilarious, heroic and gutsy, she will gallop into your heart forever.


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Jump! is the perfect read for chilly autumn nights. Hugely entertaining, touching and funny, yet again Cooper has a winner. Daily Express 20100917 The narrative zips along, pierced with her characteristically brilliant ear for dialogue and empathy for human relationships of all kinds...You won't be able to put it down once you get going. Daily Mail 20100924 Near-magical ability to conjure up a world and populate it with people for whom you feel a deep affection. The Observer 20100912 A classic romp through the world of horse racing. Guilty pleasures rarely come as delicious as this. ELLE, Oct 2010 Jilly has given more pleasure to more girls and women than anyone else alive today...Cooper's familiar warmth and irrepressible humour. LADY 20100921


About the Author

Jilly Cooper

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!.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th September 2010

Author

Jilly Cooper

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www.jillycooper.co.uk/

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Publisher

Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
768 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780593061534

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