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Jilly Cooper

UK flag (1937 - )

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.
Rutshire Chronicles
1. Riders (1985)
2. Rivals (1988)
     aka Players
3. Polo (1991)
4. The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (1993)
5. Appassionata (1996)
6. Score! (1999)
7. Pandora (2002)
8. Wicked! (2006)
9. Jump! (2010)
10. Mount! (2016)
Rivals / Riders (omnibus) (2012)

Picture Books

Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2006) : Wicked!
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Wicked!
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Jump!

Jilly Cooper recommends

A View of the Harbour (1947)
Elizabeth Taylor
"A wonderful novelist."

Mavreen (1976)
(Women of Fire Trilogy , book 1)
Claire Lorrimer
"Terrific storytelling."

Masterstroke (1982)
(Simon Bognor, book 7)
Tim Heald
"A dazzling whodonit. A ripping read."

Chalkhill Blue (1983)
Richard Masefield
"Original, moving - a major new talent."
Under Orders
Under Orders (1988)
Mark Daniel
"Marvellous... A tremendous discovery."

Having It All (1991)
Maeve Haran
"It will make you laugh, cry, and rethink your life."
Queen of the Witches
Queen of the Witches (1993)
Jessica Berens
"I loved it... stylish, funny and very original."

Night Shall Overtake Us (1993)
Kate Saunders
"A marvellous read."

Be Careful What You Wish for (2001)
Martina Devlin
"Martina Devlin immediately grabs your heart."
Butterfly Sting
Butterfly Sting (2002)
Eva Rice
"I loved Butterfly Sting."

The Conscience of the King (2003)
(Henry Gresham, book 5)
Martin Stephen
"Martin Stephen writes utterly gripping novels...complex esionage and intrigue ... a very endearing hero ...marvellous evocation of the 17th century. "
The Mummy Diaries
The Mummy Diaries (2004)
Rachel Johnson
"Wonderful! Such joy, such giggles - Rachel Johnson writes beautifilly and I thank her for cheering me up."

Glass Houses (2006)
Sandra Howard
"A lovely first novel - subtly sexy and crammed with fascinating detail of political high life."

The Glamorous (Double) Life of Isabel Bookbinder (2008)
(Isabel Bookbinder, book 1)
Holly McQueen
"A marvellously funny debut."

Comfort and Joy (2009)
India Knight
"A hilarious, bawdy, yet touching portrait of Christmas."

Race the Wind (2013)
(One Dollar Horse trilogy, book 2)
Lauren St John
"Lauren St John creates both humans and horses so real you can almost reach out and touch them."

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