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Cooper, Jilly

Works: 205 works in 1,059 publications in 17 languages and 12,121 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Humor  Thrillers (Fiction)  Diaries  Black humor  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6053.O57, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jilly Cooper
Most widely held works by Jilly Cooper
Riders by Jilly Cooper( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing a disastrous romance, Helen Macaulay escapes Florida for a job in England and becomes caught up in the glamorous world of international show jumping and its hard-riding, high-living participants
Animals in war : valiant horses, courageous dogs, and other unsung animal heroes by Jilly Cooper( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper pays tribute to the role of animals in wartime with a collection of stories from the tragic to the hilarious, which illustrate how important "non-human combatants" have been throughout the history of warfare. 2007
Class by Jilly Cooper( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jilly Cooper has put a finger on the idiosyncrasies of the English at home, whether it be in their castles, their nice villas in Weybridge, or in their high rise council flats
Players by Jilly Cooper( Book )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the cut-throat world of Corinium television comes Declan O'Hara, a mega-star of great glamour and integrity with a radiant feckless wife, a handsome son and two ravishing teenage daughters. Living rather too closely across the valley is Rupert Campbell-Black, divorced and as dissolute as ever, and now the Tory Minister for Sport. Declan needs only a few days at Corinium to realise that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, is a crook who has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous but domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. Declan and Cameron detest each other, provoking a storm of controversy into which Rupert plunges with his usual abandon. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered, and sex raises its (delicious) head at almost every throw as, in bed and boardroom, the race is on to capture the Cotswold Crown
Wicked! by Jilly Cooper( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The head of an independent school for children of the weathly hatches a scheme to offer use of their facilities to the local comprehensive school for disadvantaged children, in order to reap government funding requiring community involvement. Mayhem results
Pandora by Jilly Cooper( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Pandora' is beautiful picture by Raphael. Discovered by a dashing young lieutenant, the painting casts it's spell on his family for generations. Years later, when the painting is stolen, the tempestuous Belvedon family finds it's fortunes forever changed as events spiral out of control
Jump! by Jilly Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etta has to leave the beautiful house she has shared with her husband to live in a hideous bungalow in the village of Willowwood, where strained circumstances cause her to be at the beck and call of her grown-up children and their horrendous brats. Without a husband, friends or the home she loved, Etta's life seems bleak until one night she comes across a terrified, horribly injured horse abandoned in the wood. Etta takes the horse home and tends her wounds, and as the horse recovers she proves herself to be a massively talented steeplechaser
Score! by Jilly Cooper( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, glamour and mayhem - they're all happening on the set of Don Carlos. Sir Robert Rannaldini has two ambitions: first, to seduce Tabitha, and second, to conduct Don Carlos, Verdi's darkest opera. But when Rannaldini decides to write his memoirs which will reveal dreadful secrets about everyone, all hell breaks loose and the result is murder
Animals in war by Jilly Cooper( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jilly Cooper has written a tribute to the role of animals in wartime. From the pigeons carrying vital messages to and from the beleaguered city during the Seige of Paris to dogs sniffing out mines for the British invasion force in World War II, this is a vivid record of man's inhumanity to animals, and an astonishing story of courage
Polo by Jilly Cooper( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricky France-Lynch was moody, macho, and magnificent. He had a large crumbling estate, a nine-goal polo handicap, and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a cheque book. He also had the adoration of fourteen-year-old Perdita MacLeod. Perdita couldn't wait to leave her dreary school and become a polo player.The polo set were ritzy, wild, and gloriously promiscuous. Perdita thought she'd get along with them very well. But before she had time to grow up, Ricky's life exploded into tragedy, and Perdita turned into a brat who loved only her horses - and Ricky France-Lynch. Ricky's obsession to win back his wife, and Perdita's to win both Ricky and a place as a top class polo player, take the reader on a wildly exciting journey - to the estancias of Argentina, to Palm Beach and Deauville, and on to the royal polo fields of England and the glamorous pitches of California where the most heroic battle of all is destined to be fought - a match that is about far more than just the winning of a huge silver cup
The man who made husbands jealous by Jilly Cooper( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lysander Hawkley combined breathtaking good looks with the kindest of hearts. He couldn't pass a stray dog, an ill-treated horse or neglected wife without rushing to the rescue. The trouble begins when he decides that the wife of Rannaldini, the world-famous conductor, needs rescuing
Emily by Jilly Cooper( Book )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Emily hadn't gone to Annie Richmond's party she would never have met Rory Balniel, married him and been carried off to the remote Scottish island of Irasa to live in his ancestral home along with his eccentric mother
Octavia by Jilly Cooper( Book )

35 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as Octavia caught a glimpse of Jeremy in the nightclub, she knew she just had to have him. It didnt matter that he was engaged to an old school friend of hers, Gussie. An invitation to join them on a cozy weekend is the perfect opportunity. But the the whizz-kid business tycoon Gareth Llewellyn come along too and manages to thwart her plans
Harriet by Jilly Cooper( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shy, dreamy, and incurably romantic, Harriet Poole was shattered when her brief affair with Simon Villiers, Oxford's leading playboy undergraduate, ended abruptly, leaving her penniless, alone and pregnant. Still hopelessly in love with Simon, she took baby William and burried herself in deepest Yorkshire as nanny to the children of Cory Erskine, a somewhat eccentric scriptwriter.Local tongues were just beginning to wag when a whole host of visitors began to arrive to disrupt Harriet's peaceful routine: first Cory's estranged wife Noel, hellbent on winning Cory back, then Cory's glamorous brother Kit, whose old affair with Noel didn't stop him making passes at Harriet - and finally, of all people, Simon
Mount! by Jilly Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Appassionata by Jilly Cooper( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They called her Appassionata, though her real name was Abigail Rosen. She was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist on the music scene, adored by her fans and lusted after by men. She was also lonely and exploited. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroys her violin career, she sets out to conquer the conductors rostrum. Abigail is given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra. Abby is ecstatic, not knowing that the RSO is up to its ears in debt, and is composed of the randiest group of musicians ever to bow a violin. Doing her best to pull this rabble into something resembling a real orchestra is going to take all she's got, as is resisting the encroachments of Viking, the fatally glamorous French horn player
Imogen by Jilly Cooper( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a librarian, Imogen read a lot of books, but none of them covered Real Life of the Riviera. Her holiday with tennis ace, Nicky, and the whole glamorous coteruer of journalists, playboy, photography, was a revelation - and so was she. A prize worth winning. A wild Yorkshire rose among the thorny model girls, Cable and Yvonne, with a rare asset that they'd mislaid years ago. But the path of the jet-set virgin in that lovely wicked world was a hard one. Imogen began to wonder if virtue really was its own reward
Bella by Jilly Cooper( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bright, sexy, scatterbrained Bella Parkinson was a successful London actress. Pursued by dashing Rupert Henriques, life is full of promise. But the advent of cousin Lazlo upsets her plans and Bella finds herself in real danger
Prudence by Jilly Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Prudence gets invited to meet her super-cool barrister boyfriends family she could not be more overjoyed. But when she gets there, home turns out to be a decaying house in the Lake District and a family who are all in love with the wrong people, including her boyfriend Pendle. It begins to dawn on Prudence that there was more to this weekend getaway than meets the eye
How to survive Christmas : an xmasochist's guide to the darkest days of the year by Jilly Cooper( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is looming. Will your mother-in-law present you with yet another hideous jersey this year? How are you going to cope with Granny’s peke or the undesirable in-laws? Has the row about where to spend the holiday already started, and it’s only August? Jilly Cooper has the answer to everything. Whether you should seek refuge in the cooking sherry or suggest a wholesome family walk, Jilly offers, in her own irrepressible style, sound but often hilarious advice about how to get through the roller-coaster ride we call Christmas. With the help of the perfect Christmas family – Scarlett O’Aga, the Xmasochistic housewife, her wayward husband Noel, his seductive mistress Ms Stress, their four delightful children Holly, Robin, Carol and Nicholas, and their dog Difficult Patch, we learn how to survive this most demanding of occasions
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ClassPlayersWicked!PandoraJump!Score!Animals in warPolo
Alternative Names
Jilly Cooper britische Autorin

Jilly Cooper Brits auteur

Jilly Cooper English author

Kuper, Dzhilli 1937-

Kūpere, Džillija

クーパー, ジリー