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Polkadotpjs Sun 14-Jun-20 19:16:03

I've just re read Riders after the recent thread on here but couldn't find it to re read. Also wondered what on earth I made of it last time I read it 20+ years ago I was horrified at a lot of it and annoyed at a lot of the characters. Still loved it though and really enjoyed being immersed in another world - choosing it even over my phone to dip into for another delicious spell of escape. Reading has really helped in lockdown and I really didn't remember much of the plot - characters yes. I'd be bulky polka who are too much porridge but tried to make an effort by splashing on a bit of scent grin
Talk to me about the others and the best Jilly-isms. Or link me to the other thread and I'll be quiet! Thank you!!

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AlexCabot Sun 14-Jun-20 19:17:48

I recently reread TMWMHJ and was pondering how it could have worked in the days of mobile phones. All the dropped calls and sneaking off to the phone box!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 14-Jun-20 19:21:28

The country lanes laced with the scent of wild garlic.

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:31:45

I'll be over here shaking uncontrollably with a smudged quivering mouth grin

Singlebutmarried Sun 14-Jun-20 19:34:06

Those Cambridge blue eyes

Dontfuckingsaycheese Sun 14-Jun-20 19:35:38

I'd do anything to be pleasured by a man who kept his boots on right now!

Christinayangtwistedsister Sun 14-Jun-20 19:36:00

The handsomest man in England

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:39:03

Oh and my most hated characters...

Perdita - biiiiitch
Helen - drip
Abby - stroppy
Alex Bruce (in Wicked) - prig
Ranaldini - evil
Rachel Grant - pita
Emerald Cartwright - spoilt brat
OMG Dame Hermione what a cow grin
On the fence about Janey LF
Romy Bancroft - urgh she's vile

Heros:
FLORA!
Lysander
Billy
Dame Edith Spink
Lily Hamilton
Cindy Bolton

I'm sure I'll think of more!

Christinayangtwistedsister Sun 14-Jun-20 19:40:05

You need to add Luke to the favourites

Christinayangtwistedsister Sun 14-Jun-20 19:40:25

And Lizzie!

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:41:52

Oh yes, Lizzie and Freddie I loved. Valerie is hilarious.

fairyfingers Sun 14-Jun-20 19:47:29

Meredith on the heros list, Guy on the villains list. Guy is an awful awful awful man.

Oh Dancer on hero list too.

MissMarplesHandbag Sun 14-Jun-20 19:49:02

My friend had a shocking hangover today and had Fernet Branca as a hangover cure

Gindrinker43 Sun 14-Jun-20 19:53:11

I've just thrown a Kate Atkinson to one side and am off to a world of RCB and tight jodphurs, just what I need.

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:53:13

fairyfingers Tess's definitely. Love Meredith!

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:53:34

Yesssss* grin

Hangingover Sun 14-Jun-20 19:54:35

Guy is an awful awful awful man

Yup, total cad. Hamish was pretty awful too.

SagelyNodding Sun 14-Jun-20 19:54:57

Dora has to be on the hero list-she's amazing!

Polkadotpjs Sun 14-Jun-20 19:55:34

So many characters I'd forgotten about. Names ring a bell but I can't remember them. I've got Rivals coming next- is that the right order? I'm just off into trim my bush...sadly my boys would be right at home in the 1970s currently!

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Christinayangtwistedsister Sun 14-Jun-20 19:56:44

Oh yes Dancer and Ricky and Daisy

LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE Sun 14-Jun-20 19:59:00

I'm looking forward to the day I can afford to have Reger beneath the Jaegar.

Bella444 Sun 14-Jun-20 20:00:13

I never really liked Daisy...

LynnThese4reSEXPEOPLE Sun 14-Jun-20 20:01:40

Was anyone else shocked thay Ranaldini turned out to be a bit of a sex-murderer? I mean, I know he was very very bad but the findings after his death were a whole other level!

parttimepunk Sun 14-Jun-20 20:03:06

I love a good Jilly thread. Although I've just finished reading Octavia for the first time and all I can think is WTAF did I just read. A heroine who falls in love with the man who assaults her. It's awful. And I normally love Jilly.

Right off to wash my hair to get the garden out of my nails grin

Flymetothetoon Sun 14-Jun-20 20:25:52

I've drenched myself in Fracas and am awaiting RCB to storm into my room

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