By (author) Jilly Cooper
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Appassionata by Jilly Cooper
Book DescriptionAbigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O'Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO. Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552156387
(198mm x 127mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Riders, Paperback (June 2015)
Brooding hero Jake Lovell, under whose magic hands even the most difficult horse or woman is charmed, is driven by his loathing of the dashing darling of the show ring, Rupert Campbell-Black. Having pinched each other's horses and drunk their way around the capitals of Europe, the feud between the two men finally erupts.
How To Stay Married, Hardback (September 2011)
From the wedding and the honeymoon to life afterwards, including how to deal with the in-laws and how to tell if you spouse is having an affair, this title dispenses anecdotes, jokes, common sense and optimism.
Jump!, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Jilly Cooper
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. 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.
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Author Biography - Jilly Cooper
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 in Gloucestershire with her husband, Leo, five cats and her greyhound dog. She was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her contribution to literature.
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