9 Aug 2010
NEW JILLY COOPER BOOK - JUMP
9 Aug 2010
At long, long last the dreaded Rupert Campbell-Black is back in a new horsy saga! JUMP is set in the world of steeplechase racing where our heroine falls into the tangled web of the twisted racing world.
The book will be available in hardback, paperback and audio book formats and is due for release mid October. You can pre-order it now and I'll get it shipped out to you the moment it arrives.
I will be keeping a hardback copy for myself, as it will probably become a first-edition collectible in years to come. If only I could find a first edition hardback in "Riders" and "Polo" to go with it!
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Etta Bancroft - sweet, kind, 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 children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalow in the Cotswold village of Willowwood. One night Etta finds a horribly mutilated filly in the snow in the nearby woods.
Miraculously she recovers and, by now called Mrs Wilkinson, captivates everyone in the village. DNA tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse. Etta forms a village syndicate to put the filly into training, and Mrs Wilkinson becomes a star, ridden by Rupert's delectable god-daughter Amber.
Then Mrs Wilkinson is entered for the Grand National. Can she be the first mare in more than fifty years, and Amber the first woman ever, to conquer this mighty race? In "Jump!", we meet rich capricious owners, obsessive trainers and gallant stable lads and lasses; tough, jockeys, brave horses, and above all Mrs Wilkinson herself - hilarious , heroic and so gutsy she will gallop into our hearts forever.