by Jilly Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9780552157810
Publisher: Corgi Books
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 4.41(w) x 6.97(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

JILLY COOPER is a journalist, writer and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, she lives in Gloucestershire with her husband Leo, her rescue greygound Feather and her black cat Feral. She was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her contribution to literature, and in 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Gloucestershire for her contribution to literature and services to the County.

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Jump! 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
atreic on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I have a great soft spot for Jilly Cooper, so was surprised that after 500 pages of this I was still finding it turgid. Jilly's characters are often two dimensional, but at least they're usually 2d, sexy and fun. I nearly gave up on it altogether. However, it does go up a notch at the end - while the plot becomes even more ludicrous, there is at least a bit more of it, and it is much more the page turning yomp I'm used to from Jilly. Not sure I'd re-read though. I must go back and read her earlier Rutshire chronicles, to see if it is the books that have changed or me...
cathymoore on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Sixteen years have passed since Riders was first published, the dastardly yet delightful Rupert Campbell-Black is pushing sixty, yet excessive wealth, binge drinking and casual sex continue aplenty in Cooper's fictional county of Larkshire. Cooper and Campbell-Black are not the only ones to have aged; our heroine in Jump! is recently widowed, alcohol soaked, plant lover and jump racing afficionado Etta Bancroft. Having been mistreated by her now deceased husband and now well into her sixties Etta is living in an unsightly bungalow in the charming village of Willowood where she divides her time between babysitting her ghastly grandchildren and sneaking down to the local pub to watch the racing. When she discovers an abused racehorse in the woods near her house the fun really starts. Cooper's usual flamboyant characters are only usurped by the far-fetched plot. While this is never going to win the Orange prize, I love Cooper's books and snatch them off the shelf as soon as they come out in paperback. I was utterly absorbed for the duration of my time reading this and felt like I'd wrapped myself in a familiar old blanket of absurd characters, dirty puns and literary (mis)quotes. Excellent, as usual.