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‘Sex and horses: who could ask for more?’ – Sunday Telegraph

Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside, Riders offers an intoxicating blend of swooning romance, adventure and hilarious high jinks.

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 with devastating consequences at the Los Angeles Olympics…

A classic bestseller, Riders takes the lid off international show jumping, a sport where the brave horses are almost human, but the humans behave like animals.

Reviews ▾

‘Joyful and mischievous’ – Jojo Moyes

‘Exhilarating, irresistible and one of our nation’s most beloved novels’ – Jill Mansell

‘Jilly Cooper is the funniest and the sharpest writer there is’ – Jenny Colgan

‘Flawlessly entertaining’ – Helen Fielding

‘Blockbusting fiction at its best’ – Mail on Sunday

‘I defy anyone not to enjoy her book. It is a delight from start to finish’ – Daily Mail

‘It’s all here: swooning romance, skulduggery in the stables and, yes, bonking; all set in the Cotswold countryside. Tally ho!’ – Elle

Fan Feedback ▾

‘Riders was the first Jilly Cooper book I read and remains my all time favourite. I was given it as a birthday present and I read it pretty much non-stop until I had finished it. That was it; I was hooked – craving the next book! Since then I have read all her Rutshire delights and have watch the adaptations when they appear. This is a reading must.’
– Sue Osborne

‘Oh my gosh, if only there’d been a Rupert around at the stables where I kept my horses… And as for Jake … (my favourite character, I’d say). Loads of action in and out of the saddle with orgasms and clear rounds galore, this is a fabulous read that I have returned to again and again and each time it’s just the same delicious read. Perfect for anyone who loves both horses and chick-lit. And be honest, who could resist that combination?’
– Sue Cook

‘Riders is a feast of a book – one that I have read and re-read more times than I can remember and I still come back for more. It will make you laugh and cry but, above all, it will keep you riveted from beginning to end. Riders deserves to be deemed a modern classic – my favourite book of all time.’
– Penny Rayner

‘I love all of Jilly’s books but have the fondest memories of Riders – it was the best book I’ve ever read.’
– Lisa Callister

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