From a Nelson book shelf

Kristy Chapman from Nelson's Packrat Annie's review Riders by Jilly Cooper.

Nelson's Packrat Annie's reviews Riders by Jilly Cooper

Kristy Chapman from Nelson’s Packrat Annie’s review Riders by Jilly Cooper.

My favourite books always seem to be by British authors.

The one I am going to write about today is an author called Jilly Cooper. The first one I read was called Riders.

In this book there is a huge list of characters and some you really like and some, not so much.

The book is based around the world of horse show jumping and everything else related to horses and their people.

Most of the time in Cooper’s books there is some vulgarity going on but these Brits have such a way of writing that I find I am laughing out loud, which always pleases me in a book.

I am not a horse person myself but the books make it all seem pretty exciting.

There are quite a few books by Jilly Cooper in this series as well as others, but she does a nice job of moving along with characters and making other stories that are related but different.

The other thing about her books is that they are all quite long, like usually 1,000 pages, so you can really settle in for a funny long read.

I also find I am always longing to go to the British countryside after reading one of these books.

Do you have a favourite book you think we should know about? Email vurb@nelsonstar.com or visit {vurb}’s Facebook page and let us know.

 

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