Mount!

  • Title: Mount!
  • Author: Jilly Cooper
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  • Page: 128
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  • Mount In Jilly Cooper s latest raciest novel Rupert Campbell Black takes centre stage in the cut throat world of flat racing Rupert is consumed by one obsession that Love Rat his adored grey horse be pr
    In Jilly Cooper s latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell Black takes centre stage in the cut throat world of flat racing.Rupert is consumed by one obsession that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion He longs to trounce Roberto s Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at PensIn Jilly Cooper s latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell Black takes centre stage in the cut throat world of flat racing.Rupert is consumed by one obsession that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion He longs to trounce Roberto s Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert s assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert s wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted.Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer s job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace .

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    About Jilly Cooper


    1. Jilly Cooper, OBE born February 21, 1937 is an English author She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in 1975 She is most famous for writing the six blockbuster novels the Rutshire Chronicles.


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    1. It has been six years since Jilly Cooper's last novel in the Rutshire Chronicles was published. The first in the series, "Riders", came to print in 1985 and "Mount", published in September, 2016 is the tenth. As an author, she has been a prolific writer of other works, ranging from fluffy short chick lit to memoir-styled books, written in between this series which has gained her fans and fame, over more than thirty years. That career is notable in and of itself. "Mount" is not the sparkling, wit [...]

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    2. Marvellous "bonkbuster" from Jilly Cooper who is happily back on form, now she has returned to the world of horses. If you were disappointed by some of non-horse novels since Polo, you'll be delighted once again with Mount!.Rupert is back - and thanks to some apparent age massaging (the dates don't seem to be canon any more, so just try to overlook this - Young Eddie's age is a particular issue) Rupert is still a flawlessly gorgeous romantic hero, virile and beautiful, in his late fifties.You'll [...]

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    3. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this book, otherwise I might've been seriously pissed-off. I have read every book in this series and, I'm sad to say I won't be in a rush to read any more, should Cooper choose to continue. A read through the acknowledgements shows an impressive range of A-listers from the racing world and the author clearly felt the need to toss as much information as possible about UK horse-racing into the story, which led to random chunks of info-dump that should never hav [...]

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    4. Hooooo, boy. I'm always going to love Jilly Cooper. A new Cooper novel will always be a banner day in my household. That said, it's been a long while since the holy heyday of the Rutshire Chronicles trifecta - say the names with me: Riders, Rivals, Polo, Amen - and me & Jilly are both older. Whilst I cannot deny enjoying the fuck out of this book, in all it's almost pastiche levels of Cooper glory, there are aspects I found…problematic.Look, Cooper is a 79-year old posh, white woman. She's [...]

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    5. This series is one of my guilty pleasures. This book was wonderful. I have become emotionally attached to the characters over t.he years. Jilly Cooper has a gift for creating memorable characters and she even manages to make the animals in her stories into characters. The animals are as much a part of the stories as the humans. Most women would agree that probably the most memorable character of all is Rupert Campbell Black.In this book, Rupert turns 60. Don't worry ladies, he is still naughty a [...]

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    6. I first remember meeting the great stallion that is Rupert Campbell-Black as an impressionable eleven-year-old and indulging in the delights of Riders and Rivals and living every moment of Taggie capturing his heart. Some thirty years later and back in rutting Rutshire, Mount! is another innuendo laden romp. Introducing a wealth of characters and a menagerie of animals, some old and some new, this is a splendid waltz down memory lane. Rupert still struts around like he is cock of the walk, but h [...]

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    7. Best left to nostalgia of teenage years. My hopes weren't high but for nostalgia (and having heard JC on Desert Island Discs & loved her) I got this for a long haul flight. It's tedious at best, embarrassingly out of touch with nods of sexism, racism & homophobia throughout. The sex is mostly equine (each to their own but not my bag), the gags are clunky & shoe-horned into unworkable conversations, the plot sketchy & the weight of racing detail dull. Filled a 10 hour flight but l [...]

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    8. It's a blast from the past. Rupert Campbell-Black is back!!! But sadly cannot live up to what was Riders, Rivals & Polo & probably should be left in the past.

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    9. How absolutely glorious to spend a few days in Rutshire with Rupert, Taggie and a host of familiar and unfamiliar people, rogues, lovers, horses and dogs. Deliciously scandalous with an incredible onslaught of puns, this book is a fabulous delight. All the stars.

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    10. Oh man, that was a nostalgic little romp down memory lane! After Score, I stopped loving Jilly's books because there wasn't enough of RCB - But, as the cover promised, Mount is! "Rupert Campbell Black is BACK!" And I don't care if he's 60 -he's still dead sexy ;P

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    11. I'll stick with my fond teenage memories of Riders. An absolute disaster of a book, I think Jilly Cooper should stop writing now and retire gracefully. I flounced this at 10% read and have neither the inclination or desire to read more!

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    12. Rupert Campbell-Black is determined to win the title of Leading Sire for his champion racing stallion Love Rat. But in Rupert's obsession with winning he is putting more important things at risk - including his relationship with his loving wife Taggie.Meanwhile among Rupert's loyal stable staff there is enough drama to keep the whole cast of Neighbours busy for at least a year, with sex, make-ups, break-ups, sex, blackmail, affairs and unrequited loves. Oh, and did I mention sex? A string of bad [...]

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    13. Jilly Cooper did not disappoint. Reading Mount! is like joining a reunion of old friends. Heartwarming and jolly good fun.

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    14. rupert campbell-black is back welcome back to rutshire where rupert has his own training stables and consumed by a passion not only to win races but also for love rat, the stallion he adores, to be proclaimed leading sire but cosmo, his detested rival, is determined that he will better him which means rupert must increasingly leave his stables and chase around the world get winners in the richest races but the odds seem to be stacked against rupert as increasing acts of sabotage, some seemingly [...]

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    15. I've been reading Jilly Cooper's novels for pretty much my whole adult life and some of the main characters are almost as familiar as family. Far any fans of Riders and Polo I would certainly recommend this novel as a great read. Although I am not very clued up when it comes to horse racing it is clear that Jilly has done her homework and her attention to detail is fantastic.Although many of her novels have "spiced up" scenes these do not overshadow a gripping yarn in this novel. It is unlike me [...]

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    16. Contains spoilers! If anyone ever tells you the difference between self-published books and traditionally published book is editing – refer them to the new Jilly Cooper novel.My sisters and I all read the Jilly Cooper books when we were teenagers – Imogen, Prudence, Bella et al. We loved Riders, Rivals, Polo and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous.Then, every few years more of the big bonkbusters came out – Wicked, Apassionata and more. Each book got progressively worse, but we kept reading [...]

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    17. I've managed to get just over half way through this latest book from Jilly Cooper. I was so looking forward to it after having read all the previous ones over a number of years. But something is either very wrong with this one or I've just grown out of them. Maybe I'll go back and finish it one day. ☹️

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    18. If I was rating this on quality of writing and storyline would have to have been a 1. It's truly dreadful, could have been half the size if Jilly hadn't spent so much time summarising events and relationships from previous RCB novels. BUT's a guilty pleasure reading one of these. I did finish Mount! I did enjoy it. There's time for a little trash now and then?

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    19. Jilly Cooper writes my ultimate chill out, indulgence reads and I loved this , bad sex scenes and all! Wonderful to re encounter characters from previous books and fall in love with them again, I was disappointed when I got to the last page. Sheer good fun!

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    20. Why did it take me so long to finish this? Because it's 6 years between books & I didn't want it to end! Might just have to go back & reread all the others.

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    21. I was looking forward to seeing what Rupert had been up to after a few years away but I must say this was definitely not Jilly Cooper's best book. There were snatches of dialogue that were extremely stilted and I don't know if Cooper thinks her readers have lost their attention span but when she told me Sheik Mohammed was the ruler of Dubai three time in three paragraphs I was starting to wonder if she was struggling to hit her word count. The wonders of the last book I read with Rupert in was t [...]

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    22. Only for determined Jilly Cooper fans (I am one, and just managed to keep on until the end of the book). The cast of characters will be bewildering if you have not met them in all the previous novels. There are the expected outrageous and enjoyable puns, but, why bother to plough through nearly 600 pages?

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    23. Alright holiday read, but not up to the standards of Polo & Jump! The puns, characters, storyline & bonking are lacking. The characters I felt most strongly about were Safety Car & Love Rat.

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    24. As always, it was fun. Jilly Cooper is an intelligent educated woman who prefers writing fun books with predictable plots, but very well written characters and great pun and jokes.Unlike authors who think they write great literature while producing chick lit, she has not pretence of that.Yet, her books are great. I'd like to meet this woman! most of her readers probably would." Mount " was not as good as some others, but I finished reading it in 4 days- and it is a big book!

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    25. Thirty years ago, readers were introduced to Rupert Campbell-Black in Riders, Jilly Cooper's first novel in the Rutshire Chronicles. Mount! is number ten in the series, and he's back!Older, but still handsome and lusty, Rupert is consumed with the desire that his horse Love Rat will be the Leading Sire, or champion sire, that will mean that Rupert himself will be the champion trainer of the year. Rupert is determined, and it seems that nothing will stop him. He's desperate to ensure that his lon [...]

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    26. Jilly Cooper is back! More importantly, Rupert Campbell-Black is back! After the disappointments of the last couple Jilly Cooper books, Mount is a delightful return to the fun of her earlier work.Rupert's dream is to have his beloved Thoroughbred stallion, Love Rat, declared leading sire. His main competition is the fiendish Cosmo Ranaldini and his horse, Roberto's Revenge. While he's flying all over the world to enter his horses in the richest races of the entire globe, things at home are being [...]

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    27. Considering the last Jilly Cooper book I read was 6 years ago, I was a little worried about getting into this one, but all doubts were unfounded. Jilly Coopers novels are like seeing an old friend after a long time, or finding and old pair of slippers hidden away and unworn for years, you are nervous initially but soon find the familiarity that you once knew and its as if you were never apart! The characters are as engaging as ever, and despite being a little more mature still have that same ess [...]

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    28. It's funny how I keep buying these jolly books and how, despite the overwriting and waffling and endless lists of horses' names and bottles of champagne, I find them hard to put down. Admittedly this one took quite a bit of hard work to get past all the horses and their pedigrees but once it settled down into a jolly good yarn, it became quite compelling. Perhaps it's seeing a glimpse of a completely different world, of glamour and skullduggery combined. This is one of the most rambling books I' [...]

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    29. A fun return to the Cotswolds! This may not be Jilly Cooper at her finest, but it was still great to catch up with the horsey crowd again. Her books have become progressively more far-fetched over the years but she can still create engaging characters and amusing social commentary. I am sad to hear that her next book will probably be her last.

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    30. I've read all nine of Jilly Cooper's novels about the glorious Rupert Campbell-Black, but none of them have ever reached the giddy heights that Riders did when I first read it back in the eighties. To be honest, they've seemed to be on a downward slide since. 'Wicked,' I really struggled to finish, and 'Jump' I gave up on halfway through, so it will be interesting to see if Mount can hold my interest. The titles don't exactly inspire one to read it; to pardon a pun, I feel like Jilly is flogging [...]

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