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  • Published: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552172424
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 928
  • RRP: $22.99


The sensational classic from the Sunday Times bestseller

'Fun, sexy and unputdownable - a classic' Marian Keyes

The first of the glorious Rutshire Chronicles - reissued in a fabulous new package for its thirtieth anniversary

'Fun, sexy and unputdownable - a classic' Marian Keyes
‘Flawlessly entertaining’ Helen Fielding
‘Joyful and mischievous’ Jojo Moyes

Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside, Riders offers an intoxicating blend of swooning romance, adventure and hilarious high jinks.

Brooding hero Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands even the most difficult horse or woman is charmed, is driven by his loathing of the dashing darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having pinched each other’s horses and drunk their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics . . .

A classic bestseller, Riders takes the lid off international show jumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals.

‘Sex and horses: who could ask for more?’ Sunday Telegraph

Readers can’t resist Riders
***** ‘wildly entertaining’
***** ‘pure racy escapism’
***** ‘Rupert really is as fabulous as people say!’

  • Published: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780552172424
  • 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 Riders

Sex and horses: who could ask for more?

Sunday Telegraph

‘Fun, sexy and unputdownable – a classic’

Marian Keyes

Joyful and mischievous. I know of no woman my age who won't admit that Rupert Campbell-Black nearly ruined them for other men for life . . .

Jojo Moyes

Jilly Cooper is the funniest and the sharpest writer there is. A heroine, an influence and a legend to half my generation of female authors (the fun half)

Jenny Colgan

Jilly Cooper’s writing is hilarious, witty, wise, astute, flawlessly entertaining and a celebration of all that is the most fun about being British

Helen Fielding, author of BRIDGET JONES DIARY

Exhilarating, irresistible and one of our nation’s most beloved novels. If you’re about to read Riders for the first time, you’re in for a joyous experience!

Jill Mansell

It's all here: swooning romance, skulduggery in the stables and, yes, bonking; all set in the Cotswold countryside. Tally ho!


Blockbusting fiction at its best

Mail on Sunday

I defy anyone not to enjoy her book. It is a delight from start to finish

Auberon Waugh, Daily Mail

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