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Come a polo playerThe polo set were ritzy wild and gloriously promiscuousPerdita thought she'd get along with them very well But before she had time to grow up Ricky's life exploded into tragedy and Perdita turned into a brat who loved only her horses and Ricky France Lynch Ricky's obsession to win back his wife and Perdita's to win both Ricky and After Riders and R The Good Neighbour polo Catch Me Before I Fall playerThe Biggles Fails to Return polo set were ritzy wild and gloriously African Nights promiscuousPerdita thought she'd get along with them very well But before she had time to grow up Ricky's life exploded into tragedy and Perdita turned into a brat who loved only her horses and Ricky France Lynch Ricky's obsession to win back his wife and Perdita's to win both Ricky and After Riders and R

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Polo By Jilly Cooper

In Jilly Cooper's third Rutshire chronicle we meet Ricky France Lynch who is moody macho and magnificent He had a large crumbling estate a nine goal polo handicap and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a cheue book He also had the adoration of fourteen year old Perdita MacLeod Perdita couldn't wait to leave her dreary school and be Horses bad behavio Woman of Iron polo handicap and a beautiful wife who was fair game for anyone with a cheue book He also had the adoration of fourteen year old Perdita MacLeod Perdita couldn't wait to leave her dreary school and be Horses bad behavio

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A place as a top class polo player take the reader on a wildly exciting journey to the estancias of Argentina to Palm Beach and Deauville and on to the royal polo fields of England and the glamorous pitches of California where the most heroic battle of all is destined to be fought a match that is about far than just the winning of a huge silver c Not uite my favour A Little Learning place as a top class The Good Neighbour polo Catch Me Before I Fall player take the reader on a wildly exciting journey to the estancias of Argentina to Palm Beach and Deauville and on to the royal Biggles Fails to Return polo fields of England and the glamorous African Nights pitches of California where the most heroic battle of all is destined to be fought a match that is about far than just the winning of a huge silver c Not uite my favour


10 thoughts on “Polo By Jilly Cooper

  1. says:

    Horses bad behaviour and lots of orgasms Polo is the third book in Jilly Cooper’s Rutshire Chronicles series and is hands down my absolute favourite of the – currently – nine book line up I may be a bit biased though as this was the first Jilly Cooper I ever read and the sex scenes it contains have been indelibly burned into what was my somewhat innocent teenage brain In fact Polo was my introduction to the concept that than one orifice could be utilised during intercourse Polo was originally published in 1991 but re reading it over twenty years after it first hit the shelves hasn’t resulted in any loss of enjoyment The characters still feel over blown and awesome their carry on both awful and wonderful and their sexual shenanigans fun hot and captivatingAlthough Rupert Campbell Black the bad boy of Riders and Rivals continues to make his presence felt in Polo the stage belongs to ‘moody macho and magnificent’ Ricky France Lynch a nine goal polo player suffering through personal tragedy and fourteen year old polo mad Perdita MacLeod who wants nothing than to get Ricky into bed A brilliant cast of charismatic supporting characters push the pair through the story their actions outweighed only by their outstanding names who wouldn’t want to jump in the sack with someone called ‘Red’ ‘Angel’ ‘Dancer’ or ‘Jesus’?Interestingly something that’s remained constant for me through many readings of this book is Perdita’s spot in the limelight Her interactions with the men who surround her – particularly Luke Alderton who is my favourite character – steal the show from Ricky despite his eual billing That’s not to say Ricky’s story is weak – it isn’t – it’s just that his bratty side kick is very very compellingI’m always intrigued by people’s reactions to Jilly Cooper you either get ‘oh God no’ or ‘she’s bloody brilliant’ Without a doubt I’m in the latter group Her writing is sharp and witty she takes risks with her characters they often do very stupid things and have uestionable morals and her story plotting and pacing are excellent Further while this book has been enjoyed I suspect by a largely female audience over the years it seems that many men rate Jilly’s writing too I recently had a male colleague proclaim Ms Cooper to be his favourite authorAs someone who grew up riding horses – and still does – I found the euine elements of this book very enjoyable but you in no way have to be a pony lover – or a polo enthusiast – to appreciate the story at hand Fundamentally Polo is all about relationships the ones that are healthy and ones that aren’t


  2. says:

    Original reviewFirst read in my teens this is my fave Jilly Cooper just beating Rivals Bonkbusting mayhem at it's very best and I fell head over heels in love with LukeToday's reviewLuke Oh Luke He was the stuff of teenage dreams A gentle giant with muscles of steel and a heart of gold he was madly in love with screwed up Perdita who in turn was madly in love firstly with polo king Ricky and later with Luke's arrogant arsehole brother He waited and waited and finally got his girl sigh becoming one of my all time fave charactersNot so much these days Oh Luke Perdita wasn't simply screwed up she was a screeching brat who treated you and everyone else like dirt for six long years and when she finally came to her senses and realised you were The One afterall you should have done a Rhett Instead you gratefully proposed and rode off into the sunset together Gah Grow a pair mateSo Luke went the same way as Billy from Riders in a re read of that a couple of years ago hero to zero teenage idol to grown up waster Thank god for Rupert whose wicked glint continues to thrill from bastard badboy to loved up softieWith Luke falling off the pedestal that vacancy went to adorably scatty 30 something Daisy who lives and loves in total chaos Even adorable is Taggie my favourite character from Rivals who along with hubby Rupert continues to be Cooper's star5 lovestruck Luke stars back in the day; 4 girls rule stars for Daisy and Taggie today


  3. says:

    The best thing about Jilly Cooper books is her female characters They're very realistic They aren't all drop dead beautiful model thin and perfectly coifed Their houses aren't always clean and they're not all award winning journalists or environmental activists or renowned artists They're normal average women who sometimes stay in their PJs all day watch Neighbors and eat ice cream right out of the cartonThey run out of clean underwear don't always wash their hair or bother with make up Nine times out of ten those are days the guy they like decides to drop by unannounced Not that it matters because the guy falls in love with them anywayWhich I think is cool beans


  4. says:

    After Riders and Rivals i was SO geared up to read Polo Sadly i didn’t particularly likerelate to the charactersespecially Perdita What a shame I’ll still stick with the series and pray the next book keeps me hooked


  5. says:

    Another summer bonkbuster from Jilly Cooper but one I found disappointing than Riders and Rivals This story is presented as a backdrop to the first two books Cooper wrote that centred on Rupert Campbell Black covering the time he was with Helen and then his relationship with Taggie Instead of show jumping or television we are presented with the glitzy world of polo from the clubs in the English countryside to the heat scorched yards of Argentina to the Hollywood glamour of Palm BeachOur heroine this time round is spoilt brat Perdita who shows a stunning flair for polo and has sympathetic loving relationships with horses and dogs but not with people She is brought up by long suffering mother Daisy and stepfather Hamish with whom Daisy has had two children Perdita's father is absent for much of the book but his entrance is explosiveIt is extremely hard to find any liking at all for Perdita her every action is driven by her desperate need for attention She shouts and screams to get her own way and is never taken in hand by anyone She cannot see the people who are good in her life and instead seeks out those who have money and can therefore help her reach the pinnacle of polo successFor most of her life Perdita imagines herself in love with Ricky France Lynch another brooding arrogant loner in the mould of Rupert Ricky however suffers enormous tragedy early on in his polo career and so it is much easier to have sympathy for his character He is fighting to win back his wife Chessie and erase the memory of son Will and much of his bad behaviour can be attributed to thisSo things I liked well Cooper has lost none of her ability to tell a rip roaring page turning story and I enjoy the gossipy nature of her writing style She is able to conjure up pictures of the polo world and the three very diverse locations in which much of the story is set Once her love for horses and dogs leaps from the page since the polo ponies are the real heroes and heroines of the book I loved the characters of Luke and Daisy and was glad to see Ricky achieve the happiness he so yearned forThings I didn't like can be mostly summed up by one word Perdita This is one of the least likeable of the characters that Cooper has written so far so much so that you actually begrudge her redemption late in the book and feel that she hasn't suffered half enough for the pain and heartache she inflicts on others I also disliked Chessie and could not understand for the life of me why Ricky would be trying so hard to win her backOne other thing that bugs me about Jilly's books is the fact that all of the most beautiful women are slender and predatory There is usually a place for a tubby cheerful sort here Daisy and in previous books the likes of Lizzie but they are not considered the beauties of the piece I understand that the books were written when thin eualled beautiful but it is a shame that a healthy body image cannot be promotedSo all in all a book I enjoyed but not her best work


  6. says:

    Polo follows the love lives of two women scatty but lovable Daisy and her daughter the tempermental and estremely rude Peridta perdita has two passions in life polo and her employer the taciturn Ricky Daisy has a guilty secret she doesn't know who Perdita's father is and for this reason she puts up with all Perdita's rudeness and temper tantrums perdita is madly in love with Ricky for about half the book then suddenly and for no apparent reason falls in love with one of the other characters Daisy too has her ups and downs but naturally both women find True love in the end after a lot of sex scenes and an awful lot of polo matchesthe biggest disappointment of the book for me was the gelding of rupert cambell Black the cad bounder and ruthless womaniser from Riders Rider revolved around posh rupert's rivalry with the working class hero Jake and this was was gripping as you waited to see who would come out on top But in Polo poor old Rupert has been tamed by his irritatingly perfect young wife taggypictures of perfection make me sick and wicked jane austen and is no longer any fun he just drools over her all the time A huge disappointment personally I would have liked Rupert to get it together with Daisy especially as well that particularly plot twist isn't that hard to guess at you can see it coming a mile off A wild Rupert was a lot fun than a tamed one


  7. says:

    This series is far and away the absolute best trashy romance available in the world Jilly Cooper puts all her Rivals to shame Whenever I don't have a fresh book handy I just pick of any one of this series and know that I will be instantly transported This is probably my 15th or higher read of this book and it's my favorite of them all Best to start at the beginning though and read them all start to finish If you love fictitious ridiculously over the top impossibly wealthy beautiful people doing outrageous things and getting into all sorts of naughty trouble with the bad guysgirls getting their just desserts at the end and the good ones living happily ever after this series is for you Pun intended Rivals


  8. says:

    Definitely my favourite Jilly Cooper ever Mrs Cooper's stories are often called romps through the Rutshire countryside and this romps like a thoroughbred polo pony The great joy aside from the dreamy men is how animals become characters as much as the peopleIt contains some of my favourite Jilly Cooper characters Daisy Perdita's mother is as absent minded and slightly eccentric as I am and I love her for it I've never been able to take to Rupert Campbell Black somehowbut Polo stars Ricky France Lynch and Luke Alderton Ohhhhhh yeah


  9. says:

    Not uite my favourite JCRivals is hard to beat I think but I still love this story as it arcs a couple of the other Rutshire novels so has a massive ridiculous cast of brilliant characters Special mention to adjectives repeatedly used including 'heavenly' 'ravishing' 'piggy' and 'pouty' If there is an alternate universe then I hope this is it


  10. says:

    I love Polo Ironically Jilly Cooper introduced me to Robert Frost as well as other things which shall not be mentioned here A very good read keeps me hooked til the last page even though I've read it so many times it's falling apart