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Appassionata

(1996)
(The fifth book in the Rutshire Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum.

Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O'Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO.

Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition.

Genre: Romance    Get it on Google Play

Used availability for Jilly Cooper's Appassionata

Hardback Editions

October 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
ISBN: 1-84345-000-3 / 978-1-84345-000-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House ebooks
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1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
ISBN: 0-593-03861-4 / 978-0-593-03861-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCA
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper OBE
ISBN: 0-552-15638-8 / 978-0-552-15638-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
ISBN: 0-552-15054-1 / 978-0-552-15054-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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February 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
ISBN: 0-552-14323-5 / 978-0-552-14323-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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Audio Editions

August 1996 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Appassionata (Complete and Unabridged - 22 Audio Cassettes): Ref Iab 960807
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
ISBN: 0-7531-0089-4 / 978-0-7531-0089-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Gold Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Appassionata
Author(s): Jilly Cooper
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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