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Class by Jilly Cooper

Book Description

CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters! People like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian. Roar with laughter at her horribly unfair observations on their everyday pretensions - their sexual courtships, choice of furnishings, clothes, education, food, careers and ambitions...For they will all remind you of people that you know!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552146623
ISBN-10: 0552146625
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 106mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Jilly Cooper

Mount! by Jilly Cooper Mount!, Hardback (September 2016)

Features Rupert Campbell-Black who takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. 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.

Riders by Jilly Cooper 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 by Jilly Cooper 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! by Jilly Cooper Jump!, Paperback (April 2011)

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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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » "I can assure you that the class system is alive and well and living in people's minds in England." So reports Yorkshire-bred columnist Cooper (herself "ashamedly middle-class") - and she goes on to document this hardly surprising announcement with moderately amusing anecdotes, bits of borrowed research, and half-serious generalizations. A grand romp? Well, more like an overlong hop-skip-and-stumble. The book's organization is ploddingly subject-by-subject - from "children" to "education" to "occupations" to "sex and marriage" to "religion," etc. Cooper uses cutely named prototypes to represent the upper classes, upper-middles, middle-middles, lower-middles ("Mrs. Jen Teale"), the working classes. . . and Mr. and Mrs. Nouveau-Richards. Some of the humor depends on puns involving British brand names - though, considering the level of the decipherable puns ("Lucky the girl that lays the golden egghead"), perhaps one should be grateful for the untranslatable ones. Tastelessness occasionally intrudes. (On homosexuality in upper-class marriage: "The sex side works, because the upper-class woman doesn't expect much, and the man just shuts his eyes and thinks of Benjamin Britten.") And the reliance on derisive stereotypes often becomes offensive - especially since there are sporadic pretensions to sociological significance. Still, Cooper is sometimes informative on recent trends: "One of the great job phenomena of the seventies is the way the upper classes have taken up cooking for money." Or: "I recently met an extremely grand, much-divorced old woman wearing orange satin drainpipes and a white tee shirt with I AM A VIRGIN printed across the bust." And the best moments come from such second-hand anecdotes as: "When John Betjeman married an upper-class girl he drove his mother-in-law insane at the pre-wedding party by wearing a made-up bow tie on elastic and flicking it all the way through dinner." Spottily engaging sneers and one-liners for browsing Anglophiles, then, but lower-middle-class as humor and no-class as sociology. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper is a well known 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!, Pandora and Wicked!. She and her husband live in Gloucestershire. Jilly Cooper was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen's birthday honours list.

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