It’s that time of year again when everyone’s jetting off on a plane into the sunshine & usually leave sorting out their beach/pool read a bit lastminute.com
Now let me help you out with that one, by recommending my
favourite holiday read for a long time – Jilly Cooper’s – Mount!
Rupert Campbell-Black is back & he’s still got it. If you
don’t know who he is, where have you been?! He was the main character in Jilly’s
fictional novel Riders published back in 1985, over 30 years ago. He’s fictions
most well-known Lothario. A modern day Spencer Matthews (Made in Chelsea).
Jilly is infamous for her doorstep novels, & a few I’ve
picked up in the past (Wicked & Score) I’ve struggled to get into. But,
Mount even at 700+ pages is totally unputdownable.
It does help to have a bit of knowledge about the racing
industry or a penchant for horses. But don’t let that put you off as its packed
full of wit, glamour, sex & unforgettable characters with exquisite names
such as Valent, Harmony & Paris, although the stallions Love Rat &
Roberto’s Revenge hand’s down win the best names.
Pure unadulterated joy – I thoroughly enjoyed devouring Mount
whilst on holiday in Fuerteventura earlier this year & escaping to the Rutshire countryside.
If you have any book recommendations, I’d love to hear them,
as I’ll be booking an autumn getaway soon & will be in search of some
Have you read Mount, what did you think, who was your favourite