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Download Epub Format ¼ Score! PDF by à Jilly Cooper Famous conductor Ranaldini a man so ostentatiously wicked he might as well be wearing a hat with Villain on it is making a film of Verdi s opera Don Carlos , with his godson Tristan as director Ranaldini is soon joyously trying to make everyone hate him, and succceeding Soon all cast members and film crew are busy having affairs with each other, falling in love, out of love etc Tabitha Campbell Black manages to be in love with four different men in succession in the course of the book, before they ve even finished making the film halfway through the book someone is murdered no prizes for guessing who , and a mass of detectives descend on the film set, adding further confusion to the already overloaded cast of characters Somewhat unnecessary too, since the identity of the murderer is fairly obvious As is the explanation for the other myster I think this is one of the best Jilly Cooper books a murder mystery surrounded by her usual mix of beautiful people, unfaithful lovers and gorgeous settings.
Tristan de le Montiguy is in the process of filming the opera, Don Carlos His father s great friend, Roberto Rannaldini, is directing the music and causing mayhem, as the cast and crew gather at Valhalla to sing and act Rannaldini has plans to seduce his step daughter, Tabitha Campbell Black, but not before he has ruined her life by setting up a marriage with Isa Lovell two things that he knows will anger his rival, Rupert Campbell Black When Tristan falls for Tabby too, Rannaldini tells him an awful secret At the same time, he devastates the crew and cast, revealing things said in private, outing secrets and setting This is seriously the most boring, convoluted book I have ever tried to read It is the first and last Jilly Cooper I will ever read The story is totally unbelievable and childish with ridiculous character names, there are so many characters and I didn t care about any of them, in fact if they d all been murdered I would have cheered Tristan, a young French director shows up to film a movie version of Don Carlos the opera but the usual sleeping around backstabbing cast hijinks take a break when there is an actual murder There is a love story that is late but welcome Tristan Lucy , a pairing I never thought would be cool but ended up awesome Tabitha Wolf and it s always great to revisit the Campbell Blacks but there is a lot that is wrooooooong OK, not as much of a dud as Apassionata, but some of the plot developments break even my suspension of disbelief Tabitha s whole storyline, view spoiler though I am happy how and with whom she ended up I mean, she starts the novel falling for Tristan, then falling in lust an marrying Isa Lovell, becoming an alcoholic, losing a baby, getting raped by Rannaldini and then ending up with Wolf, Rannaldini s son which ick, however lovely and Daddy hating Wolf is Pl If you enjoy broad satire, have a bit of a clue about the British class system and are open to novels that lead you on goose trails with hijinks and shenanigans all the way to a neatly and delightful ending, you can t do better than Jilly Cooper Her books are, to use the English expression, a lark , filled with high comedy, pretentious snobs, salt of the earth types, love stories, romps, successes and rightful devastation of the villains in the plot The plot, however, is always so serpentine that the reader is usually kept guessing until the end Farcical fun What is the French for arsenic and strychnine murmured Granny, who was pointedly ignoring both of them Arsenic and strychnine, said Oscar, walking up to slot Gauloise into him jade cigarette holder Malevolence is universal The book was long, 789 pages, which is good for a novel I like long books, because I read so quickly all though, lately I haven t been reading as much But there were SO MANY characters In fact, at the beginning of her books, Cooper does a character list In this, there is 82 characters listed Honestly No book needs to many people in it It makes it so that you don t actually like or care about any of them because it s skipping around so often.
Also, a murder mystery, the victim didn t get killed until over halfway t Sir Robert Rannaldini, The Most Successful But Detested Conductor In The World, Had Two Ambitions To Seduce His Ravishing Nineteen Year Old Stepdaughter Tabitha Campbell Black, And To Put His Mark On Musical History By Making The Definitive Film Of Verdi S Darkest Opera, Don Carlos As Rannaldini, Tristan, His Charismatic French Director, A Volatile Cast And Bolshy French Crew Gather At Rannaldini S Haunted Abbey For Filming, It Is Inevitable That Violent Feuds, Abandoned Bonking, Temperamental Screaming, And Devious Plotting Will Ensue But Although Everyone Wished Rannaldini Dead, No One Actually Thought The Maestro Would Be Murdered Or That After The Dreadful Deed Some Very Bizarre Things Would Continue To Occur Score Is Jilly Cooper S Most Thrilling Novel To Date I read this as part of my Jilly Cooper phase I am not sure if I would have liked itif I had not read Riders, Rivals and Polo before this one I just didn t get involved with the characters the way I had in the other books I do believe that Riders etc are the best 3 books she s written and the others I have read of hers are always benchmarked against these There weren t stand out characters like Rupert C B but the book was an ok read.
To be honest during the first couple of hundres pages it was usual he likes her, she bitches about her, she is a spoilt brat, etc, whilst Cooper introduces us to all the characters, but then once you are just starting to get to know them or at least think you are, it isnt just the usual Jilly Cooper everyone romping around with each other but it turns into a whodunnit as well I really enjoyed reading this It was a good couple of weeks light entertainment for me.
I just couldn t get into this one, after over 100 pages I m sadly DNFing I will try Wicked and Jump, may skip over Pandora entirely as it doesn t really sound like it fits in with the Rutshire books anyways.

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