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    DescriptionEtta Bancroft - sweet, kind, still beautiful - adores racing and harbours a crush on one of its stars, the handsome high-handed owner-trainer Rupert Campbell-Black. When her bullying husband dies, Etta 's selfish, ambitious children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalow in the Cotswold village of Willowwood. Etta's life is transformed when she finds a horribly mutilated filly wandering in the woods.She names her Mrs Wilkinson and nurses her back to health. The filly charms everyone in the village, and when tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse a village syndicate is formed to put the filly into training. Captivating vast crowds as she progresses from point-to-point to major races, she brings fame and fortune to the syndicate, until, at last, she is entered in the greatest jump race of them all. Can Mrs Wilkinson win the Grand National? And can Etta gain her heart's desire?


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    Title
    Jump!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jilly Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 928
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552157803
    ISBN 10: 0552157805
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BIC subject category V2: FBC
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    28 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jilly Cooper is a journalist, author and media superstar. The author of many number one bestselling novels, she lives in Gloucestershire with her husband Leo, her rescue greyhound Feather and her black cat Feral. She was appointed OBE in 2004 for services to literature, and in 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Gloucestershire for her contribution to literature and services to the County.
    Review quote
    "Jump! is the perfect read for chilly autumn nights. Hugely entertaining, touching and funny, yet again Cooper has a winner" Daily Express 20100917 "This is definitely the most exciting book that landed on my doormat this year. Cooper is a major genius... the narrative zips along, pierced with her characteristically brilliant ear for dialogue and empathy for human relationships of all kinds. You won't be able to put it down" -- Sara Lawrence Daily Mail 20101210 "Near-magical ability to conjure up a world and populate it with people for whom you feel a deep affection" Observer 20100912 "To read one of Cooper's books is to escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world" Guardian "A fast-paced and enjoyable read" Sun 20110712
    Back cover copy
    Etta Bancroft - sweet, kind, still beautiful - adores racing and harbours a crush on one of its stars, the handsome high-handed owner-trainer Rupert Campbell-Black. When her bullying husband dies, Etta's selfish, ambitious children drag her from her lovely Dorset house to live in a hideous modern bungalow in the Cotswold village of Willowwood. Etta's life is transformed when she finds a horribly mutilated filly wandering in the woods.She names her Mrs Wilkinson and nurses her back to health. The filly charms everyone in the village, and when tests reveal her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse a village syndicate is formed to put the filly into training. Captivating vast crowds as she progresses from point-to-point to major races, she brings fame and fortune to the syndicate, until, at last, she is entered in the greatest jump race of them all. Can Mrs Wilkinson win the Grand National? And can Etta gain her heart's desire?