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Abigail Rosen, nicknamed Appassionata, was the sexiest, most flamboyant Effervescent as champagne, Jilly Cooper’s novel brings back old favourites like. Appassionata is Jilly Cooper’s latest bonkbuster and therefore, by definition, a continuation of all her previous bonkbusters. That’s what the. Abigail is a famous violinist, known for her beauty and theatrical performance, but after a love affair ends badly she slashes her wrists and effectively puts an end.

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Feb 01, Puddytatpurr rated it really liked it. To help the reader keep track, each book begins with a list and brief description of the characters Although the books do not always follow each other sequentially – Rivals and Polo chronologically overlap, for example – they are linked by recurring characters chiefly Rupert Campbell-Black, Roberto Rannaldini, and their families and later books make reference to events of previous books.

And it was very cool to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the music world. Feb 08, Louise Rose-Innes rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Appassionata Rut I always do at Jilly Coopers books! The whole deliciously long sequence with Rupert and Taggie going to adopt in Colombia Taggie can’t have children – for why, see Polo and actually ending up with two kids because Rupert ends up getting attached to this hideo Ummmmmm.

May 16, Gill McKinlay rated it it was amazing. BellaImogenPrudenceHarriet and Octavia. She also draws on her love of animals: Appassionata Rutshire Chronicles 5 by Jilly Cooper.

Appassionata Book Summary and Study Guide

I didn’t even like the main character but still really enjoyed the book: Octavia is one of Cooper’s “name” books, which each bear a female character’s name and has been made into a television adaptation. Oct 04, Judy Beyer rated it liked it. However, Cooper’s best-known works are her long novels. Remember ‘Lily the Pink’?

This book is just dull. Cooper in by Allan Warren. I don’t know how Jilly Cooper does it but it was a whirlwind intense read. In October Jilly Cooper suffered a minor jill. Best scene in story: Yes, it’s great to see Rannaldini grow in villainy so we can mentally get to boo and hiss, to meet another self obsessed but undoubtedly gifted character, Abby, and to all fall a little in love with Viking.


Apr 09, Dangermousie rated it liked it Shelves: I studied music for O appassiohata and that was it. Yes, it’s fascinating for the picture of how giant orchestras work or sometimes don’t.

She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in I like the fact that Marcus has a great story line to himself and the return of the evil Rannaldini always stirs up the story line.

Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. Sep 02, Amanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Appassionata Book Summary and Study Guide. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

She is most famous for writing the Rutshire Chronicles. After unsuccessfully trying to start a career in the British national pressCokper became a junior reporter for The Middlesex Independentbased in Brentford. I loathe Abigail, the heroine, I find everyone else in the book, including her OTP Viking and her friend Marcus Rupert’s son from first marriage boring etc etc. Each book of the Rutshire Chronicles is set in a milieu that can be considered glamorous and wealthy, such as show jumping or classical music.

Nice story, though a little too much romping in this one – I was fearful all the characters would end up with bouts of chlamydia, or worse. Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks. I went all round Europe with the Scottish National Appaasionata, who are all as wild as kites! Her frie This was one Jilly Cooper that I hadn’t read before, so it was good to read it in order with the other Rutshire books. But – for me, it’s Marcus’s book, and I love it. I could not put the She recuperates at the remote holiday home of a friend and gradually begins to jolly about her career.


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It is set in Xooper during the s. Setting aside for now. Click here to see the rest of this review. Viking is about to win, but feeling guilty about it and realizing his growing feelings for Abby he is about to confess when she finds out for herself and runs off, devastated.

In all honesty, had it been a new read I think I’d have tired of it all quite quickly, but through serial stud Rupert and the ever-adorable Taggie, sweet gay Marcus, and swaggering sex on legs Viking, I loved it for the dated, tongue-in-cheek, downright silly, bonkbusting bit of brain candy it is.

Languages Deutsch Polski Edit links. Appsssionata another standard Jilly Cooper tale – a cast of thousands including characters old and new indulge in various kinds of debauchery centered on the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra.

This one follows Abigail Rosen, a young Violinist who is let down by the man she loves – typical Cooper!! Given the chance to take over the Rutminster Symphony Orchestra, Coooer is ecstatic, not realising the RSO is composed of the wildest bunch of musicians ever to blow a horn or caress a fiddle.

Jul 30, Nancy Black rated it it was amazing.

Appassionata (Rutshire Chronicles #5) by Jilly Cooper

Though she is deeply flirtatious and has – by her own admission – slept with many men, she has never found happiness with any of them. Views Read Edit View history. Cooper is a fantastic writer who managed to capture a certain type of English spirit very well indeed. India KnightVirago,a collection of favourite “dirty bits” from novels Knight read as a teenager. Her frollicking sex n’ scandal tales of toffs and top totty romping through the British countryside kept me entertained and enlightened!