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The tail-end of summer?

What a shocker! Hot sunshine right through August and it’s still going now! It must be an Indian summer, because an English one doesn’t behave like this. 453 more words


Mount - Jilly Cooper

If you ask my Mum she will tell what a pony mad child I was in Primary School. I never ran. I galloped. In fact I had a gloriously happy walk the other day with young Sophie where we galloped (with the occasional trot) down to feed the horses in the field at the end of my road so it seems this is something I have not yet grown out of. 561 more words


Literary Review | Mount! by Jilly Cooper

‘It is sad to be reminded, once again, that all this horse racing business is about the rich, for the rich are hideous. There is nothing they cannot ruin,’ wrote John Jeremiah Sullivan in his social history and memoir Blood Horses. 55 more words

“A man is a domestic animal which,
if treated with firmness and kindness,
can be trained to do most things”

Jilly Cooper


August's meeting

After a short summer hiatus, Lausanne Book Club was back with a vengeance. In an effort to make the most of the dwindling summer weather, the group decamped down to Vidy plage for a discussion… 314 more words

Books We're Reading

Rupert Campbell-Black and me... : Or how to learn about sex when no one will talk to you about sex

‘Now he was lifting her right leg, holding back the inside of her thigh so she could see the long length of his cock driving into her.

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Standing On Top of Your Manuscript

In my editing life, I’ve been using track changes a lot. I’m all for it. It’s efficient – no waiting for manuscripts to thump through the letterbox (or having to collect them, mysteriously shredded, from the post office); no expense of high-level security postage, lest it gets mislaid en route. 684 more words