So my oldy this week is a real oldy, It was first published in 1985. I read this book I think in my early 20’s (Many moons ago) and I loved it. I went on to read nearly everything she had written at the time. I haven’t read any of her books in years. I saw this on my Goodreads page when I was looking to see what I would post this week and yeah I have to share this with my fellow bloggers. Have you read any of Jilly’s books? What do you think of them?
Riders (Rutshire Chronicles #1) by Jilly Cooper
Release Date: 01.01.1985
Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world, Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles, Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata and Score!, offer an intoxicating blend of skulduggery, swooning romance, sexual adventure and hilarious high jinks.
Riders, the first and steamiest in the series, 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.
Jilly Cooper is a journalist, writer and media superstar. The author of many No.1 bestselling novels, she lives in Gloucestershire.
She was appointed OBE in 2004 for services to literature, and in 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Gloucestershire for her contribution to literature and services to the County.
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