Appassionata

Appassionata

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Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O'Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO. Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 127 x 188 x 38.1mm | 544.32g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552156388
  • 9780552156387
  • 101,203

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"Appassionata - the divine Jilly Cooper's latest and greatest novel" * The Sunday Times * "Triumphant... a boisterous tale of sex and Chopin amongst Rutshire folk" * Tatler * "Sexy, dazzling protagonists... the humour comes thick and fast" * Daily Express * "Delicious: light as a souffle and with divine flashes of wit. I could not put the damned thing down" * Sunday Express *show more

About Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper is a journalist, writer and media superstar.The author of many number one bestselling novels, including Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata, Score! and Pandora, she lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, Leo, five cats and her greyhound dog. She was appointed OBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her contribution to literature.show more

Review Text

"Triumphant... a boisterous tale of sex and Chopin amongst Rutshire folk"show more

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'Delicious: light as a souffle and with divine flashes of wit. I could not put the damned thing down' Sunday Express 'Sexy, dazzling protagonists...the humour comes thick and fast' Daily Express Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant violinist in classical music, but she was also the loneliest and the most exploited girl in the world. When a dramatic suicide attempt destroyed her violin career, she set her sights on the male-dominated heights of the conductor's rostrum. Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Abby is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is in hock up to its neck and is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle. Abby finds it increasingly difficult to control her undisciplined rabble and pretend she is not madly attracted to the fatally glamorous horn player, Viking O'Neill, who claims droit de seigneur over every pretty woman joining the orchestra. And then Rannaldini, arch-fiend and international maestro, rolls up with Machiavellian plans of his own to sabotage the RSO. Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper's novel brings back old favourites like Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, but also ends triumphantly with a rampageous orchestral tour of Spain and the high drama of an international piano competition. 'Triumphant...a boisterous tale of sex and Chopin amongst Rutshire folk' Tatler 'Appassionata - the divine Jilly Cooper's latest and greatest novel' Sunday Timesshow more

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1,792 ratings
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4 34% (611)
3 28% (510)
2 7% (117)
1 2% (33)
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