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Bringing Out The Animal In Me...?!

I read a short story last week in which the main character snarled – not just once, but twice – and no, she wasn’t a werewolf or a dog: it was a person doing the snarling (an annoyed person, admittedly). 299 more words


Three Reasons to Love Blockbuster Novels

The death of novelist Jackie Collins at the weekend filled me with both sadness and nostalgia. Her novels, and those of contemporaries like Jilly Cooper and Shirley Conran (note their similar names!) were the delight of my adolescence. 424 more words


The Marketplace of Ideas Part 1

In ‘GOODBYE, GOOD LUCK Or The Wrong Trousers Or Naming Subversion’ I discussed the Power of Naming and the way that it can be used to reconstruct opposition. 2,248 more words

Riding high for tauter thighs...

I’ve never sat on a horse in my life. So God knows why I decided to go and ride one. Well, actually let’s examine the facts: I’m a sucker for all furry animals. 790 more words



Title: Wicked

Author: Jilly Cooper

Published: 2006

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (re read)


Janna Curtis is the recently appointed headteacher of Larkminister Comp, a failing school where roughly 6% of students achieve The Magic Five (5 A*-C grades in GCSE). 479 more words

Throwing Fifty Shades

I really do hate that awful book and here is why. But before I get to that:

This week I read

Mr Toppit, by Charles Elton… 1,612 more words


Hi from South Wales

A brief Monday blog from my holiday in South Wales. The sun is out! We’ve been to watch Polo – a new experience for me and I’m wondering why…as a Jilly Cooper fan I surely should have embraced the thrill that is polo sooner. 290 more words