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Rupert Campbell-Black 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, 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 . . .
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780593072905
Characteristics: xxviii, 610 pages ;,24 cm.


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Mar 10, 2017

Loved book of legend aging badly & world of horse racing.
Nice to see what happened to characters from previous novels.

coroboreefarm Oct 03, 2016

It's hard to imagine a sexier, more dynamic sixty year old than Rupert Campbell-Black. But here he is, back in all his glory, filling the pages of Jilly Cooper's latest novel with his outrageous and captivating exploits in the world of flat racing. The novel is peopled with a cast of characters, both human and animal, familiar to readers of Jilly Cooper's previous novels, and is enlivened by the addition of new characters, with the antics of the equines being particularly charming and hilarious. Descriptions of the world of horse racing today are accurate, informative, and at times quite graphic.
As a long time lover of Jilly Cooper's novels, I devoured this book, all 100 chapters of it in just a few days. If like me you are a fan, you are in for a treat.

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