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Failing to Score with Jilly Cooper

The Big Bank Theory

The Big Bank Theory is a podcast about Exeter City FC. In this episode we talk erotic novella, being turned into a bellowing buffoon and Josh Key - war veteran.


21 Apr 2021

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Jill Mansell on Jilly Cooper

Romance Aloud

Sunday Times bestselling author Jill Mansell talks about her writing career, and picks author Jilly Cooper as her RNA60 choice to celebrate 60 years of the Romantic Novelists' Association.


15 Sep 2020

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Episode 1: Riders by Jilly Cooper

Literally Gagging

This episode does contain a trigger warning for rape - the sensitive portion of the conversation is between 34:53 and 37:57, so please feel free to skip that section.Saddle up for a wild horsey time as Molly and Hannah dive into one of the 80s most iconic queens of smut, Jilly Cooper and the first in her famous Rutshire Chronicles, Riders.


7 May 2020

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Classic Desert Island Discs - Jilly Cooper

Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Jilly Cooper, best known for her best-selling series of romantic novels The Rutshire Chronicles.


12 Apr 2020

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Imogen by Jilly Cooper


John and Andy are joined by author and podcaster Daisy Buchanan and poet and lecturer Dr Ian Patterson to discuss Imogen, Jilly Cooper's 1978 novel of a young librarian finding romance - and all that goes with it - amongst the jet set in the south of France. Also discussed in this episode are the late children's illustrator John Burningham and J.L. Carr's idiosyncratic football yarn How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The F.A. Cup.


21 Jan 2019

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15: Organic odyssey, brain spiders and Jilly Cooper

Big Fat Negative: TTC, fertility, infertility and IVF

Gabby and Emma are still stuck in limbo, but they've decided not to dwell: to pass the time, Gabby has been checking out organic makeup, while Emma has been getting creative on Instagram. They're joined this week by journalist Kat Brown, who discusses her diagnosis of unexplained infertility - while Professor Tim Child, medical director at Oxford Fertility, talks caffeine.Swears, including f-bombs, throughout. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Nov 2018

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#2 Plunge Theatre: on Kenan and Kel, Jilly Cooper, and body image

The You Do You Show

Joining Anna for a chat about all things pop culture this week are Tutku, Lilly and Iza of performance trio Plunge Theatre. In between snorting with laughter they cover a LOT of ground. Expect discussions on Kenan and Kel conspiracy theories, Ariana Grande and body image, and the problematic nature of Jilly Cooper's novels to name but a few of the myriad subjects they tackle over a cup of tea.  Listen via your favourite podcast provider. 


27 Jul 2018

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Off Topic Book Club: Jilly Cooper's Mount


The Off-Topic Book share a laugh while reviewing the latest offering from Jilly Cooper, Mount!


7 Dec 2016

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Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young's castaway is the writer Jilly Cooper.Her long writing career spans newspaper columns for the Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday, non-fiction books on class, marriage and animals in war and novels that sell in their millions. Her romances set in the late seventies - including 'Bella', 'Harriett', 'Imogen' and 'Prudence' - were followed by 'Riders' in 1985, the first of her Rutshire Chronicles. Set mainly in the Cotswolds, they are racy and raunchy page-turners exposing the scandalous - and often hilarious - goings on among the British upper classes.Born in 1937 in Essex, she was brought up in Yorkshire and enjoyed a happy childhood surrounded by dogs and ponies. At boarding school she earned the nickname, 'the unholy terror' and having failed to get into Oxford and being sacked from a number of jobs for her inability to type, she turned to journalism before publishing her first book, 'How to Stay Married' in 1969.She married Leo Cooper in 1961 and, unable to have children of their own, the couple adopted Felix and Emily in the late 1960s. The couple were married for 52 years before his death in 2013.Producer: Cathy Drysdale.


31 Jul 2016

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Jilly Cooper


James Naughtie and a group of readers at Beaufort Polo Club, talk to bestselling author Jilly Cooper about her racy novel Polo.


1 Dec 2002