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Stop press: New Jilly Cooper book in September

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 25th February 2016

The best news of the day is that Jilly Cooper’s new book is going to be published by Transworld on September 8 this year. “Exciting book news,” declared Penguin UK on Twitter. “We’re delighted to announce Mount!, a brand new book from Jilly Cooper featuring the one and only Rupert Campbell-Black.” Twitter and Facebook were instantly abuzz with the announcement. Actually, Jilly had given legions of fans a hint that her new ...keep reading

Jilly Cooper talks to Rachel Johnson

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 5th October 2015

Horses, dogs, David Cameron, Boris Johnson and that notorious Riders cover – all this and more featured in Jilly Cooper’s hilarious, hour-long conversation with Rachel Johnson at the Cheltenham Literature Festival yesterday. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than listening to wonderful Jilly. She is 78 now, a slim figure in a white trouser suit, a glass of white wine in her hand and ...keep reading

JK Rowling at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 9th October 2012

There can’t be many writers capable of filling the cavern-like auditorium at Cheltenham Racecourse – but JK Rowling is one of them. All 2,000 seats for the Cheltenham Literature Festival event at the weekend had been snapped up in a trice, with people travelling from all over the world to hear their heroine speak. When interviewer James Runcie threw the session open to questions at the end several tearful young ...keep reading

Michael Wright and Carol Drinkwater on living in France

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 19th October 2011

Soon after I signed on the dotted line and the House With No Name officially became mine (help!), I wrote my first and only fan letter. Well, actually it was an email, but it was to a journalist called Michael Wright. I’ve been reading Michael’s Saturday column in the Daily Telegraph for eight years now and I’m still as gripped as ever by his tales of leaving his safe South ...keep reading