Mount! cover

Published: 2016

#10 in the series


Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage once more, this time 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, 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…

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Packed with warmth, wit and unforgettable characters, this is an utterly joyous read and fans of Cooper will doubtless find it a complete delight

Daily Express

Jilly is about bringing joy into your life: daft, silly, boozy joy... There is no one else like Cooper


I couldn’t have loved this delightful doorstep of a read any more

The Daily Mail

Reading Mount! was pure, unadulterated joy and makes me want to move to Rutshire, instantly. Jilly Cooper is on top, effervescent form, and I loved every moment

Sophie Kinsella

Racier than ever, totally un-put-downable and tremendous fun. What a treat!

Catherine Alliott

I loved it. Witty and wonderful as always

Trisha Ashley

If there were a Good Sex Award, the prize would surely go to Jilly Cooper. Her descriptions of sex are glorious…this is why Cooper’s fans adore her

The i

This tale of rivalries, sabotage - and, of course, sex - will have Cooper's army of fans galloping to the finish line

Sunday Mirror

It's Cooper doing what she does best... It's a thoroughly enjoyable roll in the hay

The Times

You'll gallop through this brilliant, saucy romp

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A well deserved five stars, if I could have given it ten I would! Thank you Jilly for a stroll through your imagination.

Sherrie L.

Totally unputdownable as with all the Campbell-Black stories. Let’s hope the ending is the start of a new book with Rupert branching out into the world of football...


I still love Rupert and all that is Penscombe, and meeting up with old friends once more, so thanks Jilly!


A good story line with a few unexpected turns keeps the interest piqued! Well done Jilly on another super-cooper Bonkbuster!


Absolutely super cooper!!! Loved this book... The links back to old friends and foes... New friends and foes... It's all here and the gorgeous RCB is wonderful!!!