Jump! - Jilly Cooper OBE

Jump!

By Jilly Cooper OBE

  • Release Date: 2010-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 71 Ratings

Description

Etta Bancroft - sweet, kind, still 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, ambitious children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalowin the Cotswold village of Willowwood.

Etta's life is transformed when she finds a horribly mutilated filly wandering in the woods. She names her Mrs Wilkinson and nurses her back to health. The filly charms everyone in the village, and when tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse a village syndicate is formed to put the filly into training.

Captivating vast crowds as she progresses from point-to-point to major races, she brings fame and fortune to the syndicate, until, at last, she is entered in the greatest jump race of them all. Can Mrs Wilkinson win the Grand National? And can Etta gain her heart's desire?

Reviews

  • Fabulous

    5
    By Walsh you
    Like all of her books. Jolly had me gripped from beginning to end
  • Too bad we Uighur

    5
    By onumnvunmnm
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  • Glorious!

    4
    By Cazbert
    I cannot put in to words how much pleasure a Jilly Cooper novel can bring. She takes you in to a world where the characters are so real you could touch them. When reviewers say they laugh and cry they mean it and I challenge anyone to read this book and not shed real tears. I am now left with a numb feeling knowing these people and animals are no longer part of my daily life. Well done Jilly! Look forward to the next one.
  • Jump

    5
    By russettapple
    Tears, laughter and lots of smiles, Jilly Cooper once again didn't disappoint - even down to me wishing I was a character in the book just so I could have slapped one or two faces, particularly Etta's children! A great read, thank you.
  • Jump

    4
    By Gilly O
    A thrilling novel which has been well researched - I couldn't put it down as I reached the closing chapters. I would recommend anyone to read it
  • Jump

    5
    By Tantonite
    It was thrilling! Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down! I laughed with the characters and cried with them to! Hope there's another book soon about etta valent Wilkie and her foal!