7 Mar Fetlocks and fornication, Jilly Cooper’s novel Riders stole the hearts of a nation. Thirty years on it’s still a staple read in the lives of many. Photos. Riders () Arabella Holzbog, Riders Arabella Holzbog (aka Arabella Tjye) as Helen Campbell Black in Riders Jilly Cooper’s Riders See more». 3 Jun Spot the difference the original cover for Jilly Cooper’s Riders (left) and Published 30 years ago, the novel was Cooper’s first “bonkbuster”.

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Seven years later, I hesitantly loaned Riders to my riding instructor. It’s so much fun.

On its 30th anniversary, why Riders is the best erotic fiction of all time

A paperback copy of Riders was loaned to me by the director of a school where I worked. Sep 21, Arto Mutka rated it it was amazing.

Are ji,ly a thirteen-year-old girl curious about your changing body? Meeting his beautiful wife, Helen Macaulay, does little to curb his promiscuity and he eventually falls back into a life of parties, alcohol, and casual sex. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook.

I had assumed that Jilly Cooper books were written mainly for girls, rather than boys. A lot of double barreled name strew Reading this book had been one immensely long, albeit rewarding journey. Well-thumbed favourites included BellaImogen and Octavia and the writer India Knight included a legendary passage from the latter in her anthology of educational smut: Yes, Fen made her mistakes, but she was only 17 or They may be larger than life, but they do feel real, presumably drawn from Jilly Cooper’s social circle.


The handsome, classy, lewd and oh-so-cruel Rupert Campbell-Black is one of the funniest characters in the whole book, despite the fact that you hate him to bits: Novels by Jilly Cooper British novels Novels about horses s novel stubs Romance novel stubs.

Apr 06, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: You want to get lost in something? Riders is just simply a glorious romp set around show jumping, with some perfect characters Rupert Campbell-Black, now a fictional icon, is still JUST as brilliant no matter how many times you “meet” himthis book is funny, sexy, exciting and SUCH a marvellous reading experience that I’m sure that before I’m done with life I shall have read it a few more times.

Riders (Rutshire Chronicles, #1) by Jilly Cooper

Languages Deutsch Edit links. In fact, throughout the book I found myself continuously annoyed with them. Riders, the first and steamiest in the series, takes the lid off international showjumping, a sport where the brave horses riddrs almost human, but the humans behave like animals.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I,actually, learned a great deal about show jumping. It really flowed well. He just does whatever he wants without any thought of consequences but really sweet his devotion to best friend Billy.


Retrieved from ” https: Puh, if this hadn’t been an university read, I certainly wouldn’t even had picked it up – just look at the cover and it will tell you what the book is about. I love Billy – he is one of the few characters who, rriders flaws, is consistently a person to have sympathy for.


Jul 09, Gilad Tiefenbrun rated it did not like it. Gutted that a teenage crush ca Original thoughts: Come one, come all, because the library’s got all the answers and it’s totally free.

It was a recommended book from Goodreads, unavailable from my library. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. I’m getting too old to bother with boring books They were also diders the relatively small band of sports stars who had a good chance pre-lottery funding of securing Jjlly medals.

Jilly Cooper’s Riders: why the toned-down cover?

Aug 22, Eeva rated it did not like it. Overall I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it. Dec 17, Mia rated it it was amazing.

Nor how canny Cooper was in choosing the high-octane world of show-jumping as a backdrop. Rupert was much the reason Helen was whack but still Always makes me want to have a drink, too.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Now, I risers consider myself to be a prude by any means although I blush when I remember lending this book to my mother!