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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It was the first Jilly Cooper I ever read and although I’ve read them all since it remains my favourite. Well, turns out she’s happily married and that’s about it. Novel series Novels by Jilly Cooper Romance novel stubs.

A romp through the trials of bidding for a tv network which is fantastically written. Rupert, the super tv-star Declan and a few others are making a rival bid for a tv franchise. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Jun 18, Claire Book Blog Bird rated it it was amazing. These aspects are contrasted with coopfr of the characters’ domestic lives, which are often far from glamorous.

Into the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes Cooepr O’Hara, a mega-star of great glamour and integrity with a radiant feckless wife, a handsome son and two ravishing teenage daughters. So finally I read the Rupert and Taggie love story – not quite how I expected it to come about.

I’ve read this book multiple times now and it’s always a huge treat. InCooper published her first work of romantic fiction, Emily. Fear not, I hear Polo rectifies ruvals and it is certainly on my list of books to read next since technically hilly is still summer eventhough I am no longer on holiday.


There are innumerable cases of bed-hopping and wife swapping as each consortium attempts to plunge the other into controversy before the big meeting with the IBA.

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I read this on and off whenever I need a brain holiday. Nov 23, Peggy rated it it was amazing. So what do a load of posho showjumping types do when faced with such dastardly deeds? Characteristically, she convinces herself that Jeremy cannot possibly have rivala affection for the overweight and clumsy Gussie, and she is determined to win Jeremy by the end of the weekend.

Leo Cooper was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in The infidelity that takes place in the community of gloucestershire makes the novel so interesting.

I cannot say this is a classic but it is really well written and Jilly’s choice of language and phrasing is great. Rivals Book Summary and Study Guide.

The exclamation mark was too much to bear. It’s all my fault” etc etc.

Jul cokper, Louise rated it it was amazing. Her books are satisfying, and I can never put them down. Mar 30, Catherine Robertson rated it it was amazing. There is a whole big thing about a television station bid that, my goodness, could of been pared down except the author seems to want to impress us with her research o I read until my eyes are bleeding.

The general prose has a witty side to it as well without getting too tiring. An excellent read – starting rivasl next straight away. Jun 09, Natasha Hadleigh rated it it was amazing.

When Rupert decides to do the honourable thing and try to forget about Taggie by stealing away Tony Baddingham’s mistress Cameron Cook, he not only breaks Taggie’s heart but his own as well. The perfect pick me up reads.


Other books in the series. Rupert, Declan, rivsls year old dyslectic daughter Taggie, Tony, the female producer Cameron are all quite clear-cut, unique. The bonkbuster that popped my Jilly Cooper cherry and therefore my favourite of all her Rutshire Chronicles. To ask other readers questions about Rivalsplease sign up.

Jilly Cooper: Rivals and Riders

The poor O’Hara family’s ‘Irish’ accents wander all over the shop – except for Patrick, who inexplicably speaks like an English public school boy at all times. EL James could learn a few lessons from Miss Cooper I do hope there are few more Bonkbusters t I have read this many times before 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.

Rivals Into the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes Declan O’Hara, a mega-star of great glamour and integrity. She is most famous for writing the six blockbuster novels the Rutshire Chronicles. The previous book in the series “Riders” was even longer – over pages – but I did not want it to end.

Jilly Cooper: Rivals and Riders by Jilly Cooper – Penguin Books Australia

Yes, all the characters are OTT, but completely loveable somehow even the ‘nasty’ ones. If anyone could have redeemed Rupert it’s her. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.