Jilly Cooper is a journalist, writer and media superstar. The author of many number-one bestselling novels, including Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score! and Pandora, she lives with her husband, Leo, and five cats in Gloucestershire. She was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her contribution to literature.
The book in one sentence: As the subtitle: A Tale of Two Schools
Who would you recommend it to: Jilly Cooper fans and readers who aren’t afraid of a challenging 800+ page of melodramatic, hilarious and campy soap operatic chick lit.
Best bits: The happy endings. I love happy endings. 🙂
Juicy bits: Lots of bawdy bonks, creative puns, and terribly colourful characters, if rather stereotyped.
Boring bits: The political side plot and the rather detailed description at times.
Verdict: A satisfying read only after you’ve finished the exhausting task of reading it. Then you’re left craving for more.