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The glorious new novel from Jilly Cooper, featuring Rupert Campbell-Black and a raft of characters new and old, human and equine

In Jilly Cooper’s latest, raciest novel, 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 . . .

Everybody loves Jilly Cooper:
'Sex and horses: who could ask for more?' Sunday Telegraph
'Joyful and mischeivous' Jojo Moyes
'A delight from start to finish' Daily Mail
'Fun, sexy and unputdownable' Marian Keyes
'Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world' Guardian
'Flawlessly entertaining' Helen Fielding

Reviews

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.

GUARDIAN

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

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 – and it is why Mount! will most likely gallop to the top of the bestseller lists, a most deserving winner.

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

Fabulous Magazine

I devoured Mount! . . . Rupert Campbell-Black [is] older, still delicious, still obsessed with sex (human and horse)

Tatler

This endlessly fun humdinger of a novel is an absolute riot

Heat

I was roaring with laughter from the very first page

Sunday Express

A big, yummy brick of a book packed with horses, glamour, comedy and lashings of luxury sex. Divine

Saga

Warm, witty and wise, and I couldn't have loved it more.

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552170284

    May 15, 2017

    Corgi

    736 pages

    RRP $28.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780593072912

    September 19, 2016

    Bantam Press

    640 pages

    RRP $38.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593072905

    September 15, 2016

    Bantam Press

    640 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • EBook

    9781448170876

    September 8, 2016

    Transworld Digital

    736 pages

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Also by Jilly Cooper

Angels Rush In
Jilly Cooper: Rivals and Riders
How To Survive From Nine To Five
Women And Superwomen
Turn Right At The Spotted Dog
Forsaking All Others/Temporary Set-Back (Storycuts)
Christmas Stocking/Sister To The Bride (Storycuts)
And May The Best Girl Win/Johnnie Casanova (Storycuts)
Lisa/Political Asylum (Storycuts)
The Red Angora Dress/The Square Peg (Storycuts)
A Pressing Engagement (Storycuts)
An Uplifting Evening (Storycuts)
Kate’s Wedding (Storycuts)
The Ugly Swan (Storycuts)
Men and Supermen
How To Stay Married
Jump!
How to Survive Christmas
Wicked!
Bella
Harriet
Prudence
Imogen
Octavia

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Girls
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
The Trip of a Lifetime
Colombiano
The Light Between Oceans
Ready Player One