Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling was appointed OBE in for services to. The Rutshire Chronicles is the name given to a series of romantic novels by Jilly Cooper. Riders (); Rivals (; also known as Players); Polo (); The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (); Appassionata (); Score! (). Rivals is a novel by the English author Jilly Cooper. It is the second of the Rutshire Chronicles, a series of books set in the fictional English county of Rutshire.

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Feb 10, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: I had a short love hate relationship with this book. Your subscription to Read More was successful.

I am already looking forward to read Book 3 in the series Polo and can’t wait to see how it continues for Rupert and hopefully I’ll also meet some of the other characters again. Leo Cooper —, his death [1].

Rivals (Rutshire Chronicles #2) by Jilly Cooper

Declan needs only a few days at Coriniu 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. Jan 26, Daisy rated it it was amazing. Jan 17, Kimberley rated it it was amazing. The exclamation mark was too much to bear.

If you have a horribly long flight, this book is the perfect distraction. The Times noted that Cooper avoids the traditional romantic convention in which the heroine remains a virgin until the last page. She bring many Characters together and keeps them flowing from start to finish Retrieved 29 February Sure, lots of people are falling into bed with lots of other people, but the writing surrounding those episodes is at best un-erotic and at worst positively risible.


If you enjoy broad satire, have a bit of a clue about the British class system and are open to novels that lead you on goose trails with hijinks and shenanigans all the way to a neatly and delightful ending, you can’t do better than Jilly Cooper.

She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in Riders Riders takes the lid off international showjumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals. So there is a bonkbuster before anyone had heard about Christian Grey.

Rutshire Chronicles – Wikipedia

EL James could learn a few lessons from Miss Cooper Please help by adding reliable jilly. May 16, TashNz rated it it was amazing. Since publishing Jilly Cooper caused controversy around the naming of a goat in the book Chisolm to hit back at rivasl critic Anne Chisholm. The tales are set in chronological order; however, they are readable as stand-alone novels.

Languages Deutsch Polski Edit links. A very varied group cooper people who are fed up or have been victimized by Tony decide to take him on and fight to get the franchise. As mentioned, Cooper’s plot is less convoluted. Everyone lusts for each other, there is back-stabbing, affairs and counter-affairs en masse.

This special 2-for-1 collection features two of these classic titles: Jul 16, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Rivalsplease sign up. The Lloyd-Foxes, for some reason, are depicted as cider-sucking yokels.


To help the reader keep track, each book begins with a list and brief description of the characters Although the books do not always follow each other sequentially – Rivals and Polo chronologically overlap, for example – they are linked by recurring characters chiefly Rupert Campbell-Black, Roberto Rannaldini, and their families and later books make reference to events of previous books. I actually loved this book for many reasons, some of which being: The very best of Jilly’s fiction IMO.

But that didn’t make a difference, as I quickly got to know the new people here.

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It’s very educational though. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Aug 25, Louise rated it really liked it.

She’s so unlike anyone he’d be interested in. The voices for and against war”. She was left in quite a state at the end of “Riders”. She was in favour of the Iraq War.

I couldn’t really warm to domineering Cameron who really just want’s to be loved – can’t really say why. Paperbackpages. I wish I would have read this coopef I was 17!

Though she is deeply flirtatious and has – by her own admission – slept with many men, she has never found happiness with any of them.