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To think that Dino Ferranti was a manipulative ass?

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bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 16:08:37

Just re-reading Riders and its struck me that he was being a complete ass to Fen - telling her that he wasn't going to wait around for her and if she wouldn't sleep with him he'd just go elsewhere. hmm

CorrineFoxworth Fri 02-Aug-13 10:13:54

Prepare to go confused at the time-scales. Don't try to work out why the sister died aged nine seven or nine years before the seven year old was born yet her mother is in her mid-thirties. It's like in Jilly Cooper when polo and horse-racing are regularly featured in the tabloids. You have to suspend disbelief!

bumbleymummy Fri 02-Aug-13 10:08:32

My Sweet Audrina arrived in this morning's post! smile

bumbleymummy Thu 01-Aug-13 20:46:14

Very true Bowlers! Rupert in particular just did not live up to expectations.

I'm at the part with Enrico 'salami cock' Mancini. He's yucky.

Alconleigh Thu 01-Aug-13 20:24:51

Thanks for that bowlersarm, I was finding my Jilly knowledge being doubted quite distressing!

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 20:16:43

Yes, couldn't watch it.

no one on RL could possibly match up to the glamorous images of the characters we have in our heads.

bumbleymummy Thu 01-Aug-13 19:28:56

Was anyone else incredibly disappointed by the TV version of riders?

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 18:22:02

Sparkly it took me ages to type all that out.....grin.

Sparklysilversequins Thu 01-Aug-13 18:17:17

I knew they had bowlersarm and was planning to quote that passage from the book if anyone continued to disagree today grin.

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 18:08:48

PomBearArmy I think it's generally acknowledged that jilly has terrible ideas about what makes someone handsome so you just have to ignore anything she says in RL and think of the images you have made up in your own head. My Rupert is absolutely nothing like Andrew Parker Bowles.

LittleBearPad Thu 01-Aug-13 18:04:42

I loved Rivals and Polo when I was young - still do really.

The remainder were never so good and I hated Wicked.

I love JC's belief that polo players exploits etc are front page news and a Uk/US polo match would naturally be shown in prime time grin.

PomBearArmy Thu 01-Aug-13 17:41:43

Jilly Cooper said Rupert was based on Andrew Parker-Bowles, who in my opinion, is far from being the handsomest man in England.

It does make me wonder what secret talents Camilla has, bagging the real life Rupert Campbell-Black and then the future King! wink

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 16:59:30

A ha - I have the proof - Declan and Cameron DID sleep together.....

'Yes, we will, I love you.' <Patrick>
'You can't any more. I've been such a bitch,' said Cameron, going very pale. 'Anyway, I love Rupert.'
'No you don't, or you wouldn't have gone to bed with my father in Ireland.'
'I didn't,' stammered Cameron.
'Yes, you did on the last night, and he felt so guilty about it afterwards, that's why he didn't get back for Mum's play.'
'Don't you mind?' said Cameron, appalled. 'It's practically incest.'

Tra la!!

Bowlersarm Thu 01-Aug-13 16:47:37

......we need to re-read then supply a few quotes to prove one way or the other.....

HatieKokpins Thu 01-Aug-13 16:26:49

they really, really don't, you know.

StickyProblem Thu 01-Aug-13 00:24:16

I think Cameron and Declan did it too. After years of Maud bonking all and sundry, it was Declan's turn...

Sparklysilversequins Thu 01-Aug-13 00:22:04

Declan definitely DOES sleep with Cameron in Ireland. It's left hanging at the time but later Patrick tells Cameron he knows that's why his Dad didn't make it back from Ireland.

Alconleigh Thu 01-Aug-13 00:19:34

Cameron tells Patrick that she slept with Declan; right at the end of the book. Sorry, but true.

AudrinaAdare Thu 01-Aug-13 00:07:57

Hope you enjoy it bumbleymummy. It is bonkers but very entertaining.

bumbleymummy Wed 31-Jul-13 23:58:04

smile

I bought the Audrina book off amazon. More trashy summer reading! smile

anonacfr Wed 31-Jul-13 22:59:48

Just bought Riders, Rivals and TMWMHJ on my Kindle. grin

bumbleymummy Wed 31-Jul-13 18:26:33

Haven't read the Audrina one...might see if I can get it on my iPhone! I"m curious now.

AudrinaAdare Wed 31-Jul-13 18:21:18

I think I only managed to comprehend half of it hence re-reading every couple of years and many light-bulb moments grin

My name is from a Viginia Andrews in Chat last year which has reminded me - if it's been that long I really need a new one. I gabble on about far too much stuff here!

StickyProblem Wed 31-Jul-13 18:09:58

Sorry, not year 12, age 12. Year 8.

StickyProblem Wed 31-Jul-13 18:05:12

smile
I read them in what would now be year 12. Internet porn, whatever - I would be horrified if DD read them at that age!

AudrinaAdare Wed 31-Jul-13 18:03:50

My mum kept Flowers in the Attic and Audrina hidden in a cupboard. I read them in forbidden installments aged eleven shock

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