- Paperback: 896 pages
- Publisher: Corgi (7 May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552156388
- ISBN-13: 978-0552156387
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.6 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Appassionata Paperback – 7 May 2007
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"Appassionata - the divine Jilly Cooper's latest and greatest novel" (The Sunday Times)
"Triumphant... a boisterous tale of sex and Chopin amongst Rutshire folk" (Tatler)
"Sexy, dazzling protagonists... the humour comes thick and fast" (Daily Express)
"Delicious: light as a souffle and with divine flashes of wit. I could not put the damned thing down" (Sunday Express)
One of the glorious Rutshire ChroniclesSee all Product description
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
Abigail Rosen is not my favourite character in the book- maybe it's because she's a bit to knowledgeable of her looks and talent, and slightly vindictive- but if you don't like her in the beginning you will by the end as she loses that arrogance.
It marks the return of some brilliant characters- Rupert and Taggie Campbell-Black, now adopting two children who will come into play hugely in later books, the greatest plonker ever Rannaldinni, his ex-wife Kitty and Lysander Hawkley make brief appearances, aswell as Hermione Harefield and the magnificent Flora, who is the best character in the book.
We also learn more about Marcus Campbell-Black and his extremely irritating mother Helen, who marries Rannaldinni. You will find yourself rooting for Marcus especially in a huge twist later in the book. Flora carries the book in my opinion, with her vivacious personality and beauty which shines through. Not much about Tabitha C-B however, as she comes into play more in Score!.
Also, the wild ochestra come up with some hilarious moments, and the wondeful Viking O'Neil is certainly a character that you feel a mixture of empathy and lust towards. Also, there is the adorable Cherub, who you just want to give a hug.
Brilliant book, perhaps not as good as it predecessors, but just about as good. (:
OK, the main character Abbey Rosen isn't likeable - or at least, I found her annoying , but isn't that the same in life ? And who is to say with Cooper's huge cast of characters that SHE was the main character intent in any case - my money is on Marcus Campbell-Black and Flora Seymour as main, main characters and also the wonderful cast of the Rutshire Symphony and lets face it, we all keep coming back for more and more of Rupert CB. The wonderful conductor Sir Rodney Macintosh was a joy - have met so many like him when I played in orchestras . The sinister Rannaldini , the annoying Helen Gordon - all Jilly's characters are so very well drawn that I can find parallels throughout this book with people that I know .
Having read this, you MUST then read "SCORE" and please ignore the less than 5 star reviews - they are simply not accurate and you will miss out on a great story .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I felt conned as the "taster chapters" in the preceding book were all about South America, adopting children etc - I am now 2/3rds of the way through this book and the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by John
Rereading again before I read mount. Love the whole series lost count of how many times I have read them.Published 7 months ago by sarah
This book was not as racy as riders but the imagery was truly stunning! So excited for the next and for mount!Published 8 months ago by Miss S
Love Jilly Cooper books. This book is fast moving, funny and entertaining.Published 10 months ago by stevie