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#100WomenNovelists of the 20th Century: Jilly Cooper

Blog Post 9: Octavia (1977)

The moment I set eyes on Jeremy West I knew I had to have him. I was sitting in Arabella’s, watching a crowd of debs and other phonies undulating round the floor and thinking they were dancing, when suddenly the bamboo curtain was pushed aside and a blond man walked in and stood looking around for a waitress.

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100 Women Novelists Of The 20th Century

Джилли Купер "Прыгай!"

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The Light Between Oceans

Author: ML Stedman

Finished on: 12 May 2017

Where did I get this book: A book club read

My main frustration when I read The Da Vinci Code… 628 more words

FICTION//Riders-Jilly Cooper*

 Riders came out the year after I was born and I remember seeing it in the library and bookshops quite frequently (and probably being scandalised by THAT hand placement, which seems to have become smaller on the cover of the copy I was sent.) I never knew anyone who read it, though, and it never featured in my teenage book list. 305 more words


Reading Matters: April

“I love you. I’m glad I exist.”

I came to Amy’s party late and almost missed the boat. Amy died in March this year. Her recent prominence eminating from among other things, … 1,235 more words

Reading Matters

Ladies Like Us: An Interview with Alena Kate Pettitt

Years ago I wrote an article for The Fertile Fact, listing all of Nancy’s pet hates, had she lived in today’s fast-paced, non-U society. It was good fun, and I hope it was received in that light. 1,332 more words

Nancy Mitford

World meets Africa for a Jilly good time

Sunday Times


JILLY Cooper isn’t big in Japan. At least, not as big as Hiro Suzuki, who has played polo for Scotland, England and Japan, and in the US, India, Singapore, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and South Africa. 507 more words