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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552157803
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 928
  • RRP: $22.99

Jump!




Jilly Cooper returns to horses in a fabulously entertaining romp through the world of jump racing

Etta Bancroft - sweet, kind, still beautiful - adores racing and harbours a crush on one of its stars, the handsome high-handed owner-trainer Rupert Campbell-Black. When her bullying husband dies, Etta's selfish, ambitious children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalowin the Cotswold village of Willowwood.

Etta's life is transformed when she finds a horribly mutilated filly wandering in the woods. She names her Mrs Wilkinson and nurses her back to health. The filly charms everyone in the village, and when tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse a village syndicate is formed to put the filly into training.

Captivating vast crowds as she progresses from point-to-point to major races, she brings fame and fortune to the syndicate, until, at last, she is entered in the greatest jump race of them all. Can Mrs Wilkinson win the Grand National? And can Etta gain her heart's desire?

  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552157803
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 928
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, she lives in Gloucestershire with her rescue racing greyhound, Bluebell.

She has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Universities of Gloucestershire and Anglia Ruskin, and won the inaugural Comedy Women in Print lifetime achievement award in 2019. She was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

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Praise for Jump!

Sit back and enjoy the ride as the queen of the bonkbuster, Jilly Cooper, delivers another fabulously entertaining saga

Good Housekeeping

A fast-paced and enjoyable read

Sun

I loved it

Rosie Boycott

A rollicking fantasy

Horse and Hound

This is definitely the most exciting book that landed on my doormat this year. Cooper is a major genius... the narrative zips along, pierced with her characteristically brilliant ear for dialogue and empathy for human relationships of all kinds. You won't be able to put it down

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

As plots go you can't get more charming than this

Daily Express

Jilly's descriptions of the glorious Cotswold countryside are some of the most lyrical ever written and her comedies of manners rival Nancy Mitford, if not Jane Austen

Daily Mail

To read one of Cooper's books is to escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world

Guardian

Unrivalled joy

Tatler

Just the thing for a wet winter weekend

Independent

Sharp, funny and touching

Times Literary Supplement

Near-magical ability to conjure up a world and populate it with people for whom you feel a deep affection

Observer

Classic Cooper: either the perfect beach read or else something to curl up on the sofa with to keep out the encroaching autumn chill

Sunday Express

A magnificent portrayal of how a beautiful young girl might become the first woman ever to win the Grand National

Spectator

Warmed by the tender characterisation that has made Jilly Cooper a national treasure

Countrylife

A classic romp through the world of horse racing. Guilty pleasures rarely come as delicious as this

Elle

Jump! is the perfect read for chilly autumn nights. Hugely entertaining, touching and funny, yet again Cooper has a winner

Daily Express

Jilly has given more pleasure to more girls and women than anyone else alive today... Cooper's familiar warmth and irrepressible humour

The Lady

The narrative zips along, pierced with her characteristically brilliant ear for dialogue and empathy for human relationships of all kinds... You won't be able to put it down once you get going

Daily Mail

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