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Television adaptations of Cooper’s novels are relatively few but have been accepted by national network ITV. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

This book makes ‘Riders’ look like ‘War and peace’ by comparison.

Predictable and too long for the content – certainly no masterpiece. 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.

It is set in Britain during the s. Tristan de le Montiguy is in the jiloy of filming the opera, Don Carlos.

Soon all cast members and film crew are busy having affairs with each other, falling in love, out of love etc. These aspects are contrasted with details of the characters’ domestic lives, which are often far from glamorous. Love her books,but this is probably my least favourite of them.

The revelation of the actual killer is still a surprise on the second reading and the ending is brilliant. You lead me quite happily away from my chores into the delights of procrastination. Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October All stub articles. Another murder mystery, but made fun because of the interesting characters.


She began her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novelsthe first of which appeared in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Rutshire Chronicles – Wikipedia

And it is a proper murder mystery, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the end and you’ll keep turning pages just to see who survives! For the badminton player, see Jillie Cooper.

She was a passenger in one of the derailed carriages in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash of Woods, hills, fields, pastures and rivers feature frequently. As with her non-fiction works, Cooper draws heavily on cooprr own point of view and experiences.

She is most famous for writing the Rutshire Chronicles. Published July 20th by Bantam first published Cooper really does bring a certain type of England vividly to life. The first version of Riders was written bybut shortly after Cooper had finished it, she took it with her into the West End of London and left the manuscript on a bus.

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However, Cooper’s best-known works are her long novels. For example, her own house is the model for Rupert Campbell-Black’s: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The murder mystery felt very forced and none of the characters in this one were particularly likeable. The couple were unable to have children naturally so adopted two children. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In October Jilly Cooper suffered a minor stroke. I am not sure if I would have liked it more if I had not read Riders, Rivals and Polo before this one. The Rutshire Chronicles is the name given to a series of romantic novels by Jilly Cooper.

She later spoke of feeling that her “number was up” and of being absurdly concerned, due to shock, about a manuscript she had been carrying.

Score! (Rutshire Chronicles, #6) by Jilly Cooper

Though she is deeply flirtatious and has – by her own admission – slept with many men, she has never found happiness with any of them. I think this is one of the best Jilly Cooper books – a murder mystery surrounded by her usual mix of beautiful people, unfaithful lovers and gorgeous settings. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The tales are set in chronological order; however, they are readable as stand-alone novels.


Octavia had its first UK screening in with Tamsin Egerton taking the title role. Views Read Edit View history. I really enjoyed reading this.

It is set in the fictional county of Larkshire, which borders her other fictional county, Rutshire. But the power of the people, their goodness and naughtiness stayed with me. Characters from earlier books have their personalities changed with no convicning explanation. His father’s great friend, Roberto Rannaldini, is directing the music and causing mayhem, as the cast and crew gather at Valhalla to sing and act. Since publishing Jilly Cooper caused controversy around the naming of a goat in the book Chisolm to hit back at the critic Anne Chisholm.

A very enjoyable book, if a little over the top. Rutshire Chronicles 6 by Jilly Cooper.

Tabitha Campbell Black manages to be in love with four different men in succession in the course of the book, before they’ve even finished making the film. Characteristically, she convinces herself that Jeremy cannot possibly have real affection for the overweight and clumsy Gussie, and she is determined to win Jeremy by the end of the weekend.

Review Text “A deliciously funny, lusty, riproaring read with the added dimension of suspense and murder” show more. Famous conductor Ranaldini a man so ostentatiously wicked he might as well be wearing a hat with ‘Villain’ on it is making a film of Verdi’s opera ‘Don Carlos’, with his godson Tristan as director. Or that after the dreadful deed some very bizarre things would continue to occur.