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Appassionata: A masterpiece of sex and drama from the Sunday Times bestseller Jilly Cooper

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It goes something like this: driven by desire, The Archetypal Shit (who has 'manganese-blue eyes') couples with The Beautiful Young Thing (who has 'eyes like huge green traffic lights'). Mad with jealousy, The Trustafarian (who has 'huge hazel eyes, like amber traffic lights') impales herself on The Superstud (who has 'Cambridge-blue eyes'). Keen to make her way in the world, the Tempting Temp (who has 'eyes the colour of love-in-a-mist') pleasures the Slightly Overweight Millionaire (who has 'bright blue eyes'). Et cetera, et cetera. There's no Rivals trailer yet but we’ll be sure to post a trailer for Rivals as soon as it lands. Behind the scenes and locations on Rivals In Rivals. Alex Hassell plays the rakish and dangerously charismatic ex-Olympian and Tory MP. He’s had roles in The Boys, Silent Witness , The Miniaturist and was Metatron in His Dark Materials. In addition Aidan also told The Times in a recent interview: “We have so much sex on our show, we have to have two intimacy coaches. Two!

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Meanwhile, NafessaWilliams ( Whitney Houston: IWannaDance with Somebody) plays Cameron Cook,a ferociously talented American TV executive, who’s brought toCoriniumby Tony to produce Declan’s newprime-timetalk show. Nonetheless, all the nine chronological books in the series have all adopted a unique plot and theme, making each a standalone novel. Since the launch of the Rutshire Chronicles in 1986, the series has in many ways redefined English romance. From the non-traditional lifestyles of British families, where the upper-class status only perpetuates deception, to the polo crowds where love stories are punctuated by promiscuity, the Rutshire Chronicles provides a third-person perspective of modern-day English romance. The series is an integration of adultery scenes, the lure of scandalous love stories, the fate of illegitimate sons, and realities of fatal love within the setting of a fictional English county. Aidan Turner plays TV presenter Declan O’Hara, who’s wooed toCoriniumTV from the BBC byBaddinghamhimself, but feels he’s been swindled and vows to get his revenge.

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Sex, money, power: it sounds a simple enough recipe. It is. And it's one which Cooper has deployed with almost no variation over the course of seven bestselling, bonkbusting novels. Fair enough - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. About the only thing that has changed between books, indeed, is the milieu. For each new novel, Cooper has selected a differently glamorous world in which her stories can unfurl. Thus Riders was set in showjumping, Rivals in TV, Appassionata and Score! in classical music, and so on. Rivals is part of Jilly Cooper’s racy 10-book 'Rutshire Chronicles’ series which follows members of England’s power-grabbing social elite as they fall in and out of bed with each other and fight tooth and nail to get ahead.

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RIvals author Jilly Cooper meeting Camilla at the Cheltenham race festival. (Image credit: Getty) Is there a trailer for Rivals? In conclusion, it is also notable that of Jilly Cooper’s fiction romance novels, the Rutshire Chronicles has recorded the highest number of adaptations, for a series in her name. Directors Gabrielle Beaumont adapted the first Rutshire Chronicles novel, Riders, for television in 1993. The adaptation was produced by Anglia Television and broadcasted by the ITV. Alas, the aforementioned characters are, without exception, without redemption. The orchestra's musical habits are frightful, its personal ones frightening. Abby is a self-absorbed psychotic. Marcus is a wimp. Flora is - well, she's a viola player, darling, 'nuff said, and besides she has hideous taste in men, rejecting the blond, bedenimed Viking for a series of pudgy North of England industrialists. As for Viking himself, when he isn't carving out an international recording career, giving free master classes to primary children or playing golden oldies at the old folks' home, he's bonking every-, thing in sight with an insouciance which is most unbecoming in a post-AIDS society. Sexually, Jilly Cooper's world is an idyll. No one is frigid, no one has difficulties in bed. Mutuality of orgasm is a given. There are no venereal diseases, and rarely any talk of contraception. Pregnancies, which seldom happen, are always OK when they do, if only because that introduces a potential new orgiaste into the scenario in 16 years' time. During a recent interview with us Aidan revealed more about his Rivals role: "I look like I’m from circa 1975 but it’s for Jilly Cooper’s Rivals, which I’m filming until October. I hadn’t read Rivals before. It seems very British so it wasn’t really on my radar, but it’s really fun. But after we wrap the tache is definitely going to go and I’m going to take a break – I’d love a big holiday!"Did I enjoy it? Yes. Is it a good book? - I'd have to say no but it's very typical of Jilly Cooper and you know what you are going to get. Claire Rushbrook as Cathy Rowley in Sherwood. (Image credit: BBC/House Productions/Matt Squire) Who else is starring in Rivals?

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