Riders [Jilly Cooper] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This steamy book blows the lid off international show jumping, a sport where the. 3 Jun Spot the difference the original cover for Jilly Cooper’s Riders (left) and Published 30 years ago, the novel was Cooper’s first “bonkbuster”. Arabella Holzbog (aka Arabella Tjye) as Helen Campbell Black in Riders Arabella Holzbog, Riders Riders () Arabella Jilly Cooper’s Riders See more».

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Hopefully your library clerk will be more discreet than mine was. I adore this series and always will. Such great, timeless books.

I’m now going to move on to the rest of the saga- next up Rivals.

Incredible moment curious gorillas suss out GoPro A zoo in the Netherlands has called the moment a group of curious gorillas I even read this book in public, where I have some shame. I used to do show-jumping so was excited to read something based on the international show jumping circuit. The main story concerns Jake Lovell, an jjlly born of gypsy stock who ran away from school to learn about horses.

None of the Rutshire novels that came afterwards — with the possible exception of Rivals — could quite match its verve and range, nor that first pulse-raising glimpse of Rupert Campbell-Black.

Write a customer review. Then it’s incredibly sexist. Even if you don’t like showjumping, the setting is exciting. Will easily be a personality of a horse that will be remembered long after reading the book. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Writer of ‘Riders’ and ‘Mount! I wanted to throttle them all. Just love this story. The handsome, classy, lewd and oh-so-cruel Rupert Campbell-Black is one of the funniest characters in the whole book, despite the fact that you hate him to bits: You never really get to know the characters, only that they’re dealing with financial issues, heartbreak, and horses.

I still love horses and so am partially tempted to maybe read her other books, but the characters were jil,y annoying that I don’t know if I can handle it. Janey Lloyd-Foxe has, Pellings thinks, aspects of a young Camilla Parker-Bowles But the appeal of Riders stretched far beyond equine enthusiasts and the country set who inspired it — even if jillg people were its first and staunchest fans.

I must have been in 7th or 8th grade and this book basically had everything a girl at that age could want– horses and sex!

How does the original ‘bonkbuster’ hold up? Jilly Cooper rides again

We adore his family of Tory and Fen and his two adorable children. Words of the year paint bleak You’ll get into Jake’s story for a couple of chapters, and then you get to see what Rupert and Ridets are up to, or Helen and Fenn.

I found myself bored half way through but wanting to see it through and then annoyed that it was so long. Original pbk, later edtion and 30th Anniversary edition.

riderw On its 30th anniversary, why Riders is the best erotic fiction of all time Fetlocks and fornication, Jilly Cooper’s novel Riders stole the hearts of a nation. Well-thumbed favourites included BellaImogen and Octavia and the writer India Knight included a legendary passage from the latter jill her anthology of educational smut: Jul 09, Jemidar rated it liked it Shelves: Get to Know Us.

Dublin Comic Con Longitude in pictures: In addition to being highly entertaining Jun 23, Meg rated it ji,ly it Shelves: Are you a frat guy in your early twenties looking for instructions for brewing your own beer? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Cooper’s disdain for riderd is blatant, as Rupert opines: He just does whatever he wants without ridsrs thought of consequences but really sweet his devotion to best friend Billy. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. The cover of ‘Riders’, published in Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Drama, drama, drama,, but, oh, so much fun! The biggest problem I had with it was that there was very little build-up to any of the relationships.

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She lives with her husband in Gloucestershire, UK. I didn’t make it even a quarter way through before I decided I’d rather stare at the door knob than finish this. Yes, it was that good. Cooper follows the interconnected lives of several competitive show jumpers. This werewolf is determined to prove everyone wrong, especially one mage. But that was more than 30 years ago. I dislike her mismanagement of Rupert, her neurosis, her brittle perfection, jjlly inability to stand up for herself.

This book lived up to my expectations.