Score! [Jilly Cooper] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jilly Cooper’s latest story is about loneliness in high places, and heroism and. Sir Robert Rannaldini, the most successful but most detested conductor in the world, has two ambitions: first, to seduce Tabitha, the ravishing nineteen-year-old . Score! (Rutshire Chronicles, book 6) by Jilly Cooper – book cover, description, publication history.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Rutshire Chronicles 6 by Jilly Cooper. Sir Robert Rannaldini, scoer most scroe but detested conductor in the world, had two ambitions: As Rannaldini, Tristan, his charismatic French director, a volatile cast and bolshy French Sir Robert Rannaldini, the most successful but detested conductor in the world, had two ambitions: As Rannaldini, Tristan, his charismatic French director, a volatile colper 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. Hardcoverpages. Published July 20th by Bantam first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Score! Lists with This Book. Mar 10, Vicky rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love Jilly Cooper. Her books are just glorious, full of the most joyful prose and splendid jilyl and I love anything that’s written using the words glorious, splendid and joyful.
Her characters are entertaining, compelling and so real, despite for the most part being horrendous charactatures and socre, and weave in and out throughout her ‘Rutshire Chronicles’ series, either stepping forward to take their turn in the limelight or dropping in like old friends or to reveal their redeem I love Jilly Cooper.
Her characters are entertaining, compelling and so real, despite for the most part being horrendous charactatures dooper stereotypes, and weave in and out throughout her ‘Rutshire Chronicles’ series, either stepping forward to take their scorre in the limelight or dropping in like old friends or to reveal their redeemed ways. Rannaldini makes his tyrannical debut in The Man Who Made Husband’s Jealousfully reveals his devious, villinous nature in Apassionata and finally gets his comeuppance in Score!
He’s such a great character that killing him off is still a shock, despite it being the entire premise of the book. This has all the hallmarks of Cooper’s other boooks; the family rivalries, hidden secrets and lots of saucyness. And it is a proper murder mystery, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right to the end and you’ll keep turning pages just to see who survives!
Feb 20, Louise Hilly rated it did not like it. Famous conductor Ranaldini a man ijlly ostentatiously wicked he might as well be cokper 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.
Score! (Rutshire Chronicles, #6) by Jilly Cooper
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, b Famous conductor Ranaldini a man so ostentatiously wicked he might as well be wearing a hat with ‘Villain’ on it is jillt a film of Verdi’s opera ‘Don Carlos’, with his godson Tristan as director.
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. Somewhat unnecessary too, since the identity of the murderer is fairly obvious.
As is the explanation for the other ‘mystery’ that of tristan’s parentage. This book has far too many dooper, and very few who are at all likeable. Characters from earlier books have their personalities changed with no convicning explanation.
And I flatly refuse to believe in rupert Campbell black as a devoted faithful husband. As for Lucy, she is so dull i simply can’t believe in anyone falling in love with her.
This book makes ‘Riders’ jiilly like ‘War and peace’ by comparison. Apr 09, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 coo;er 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.
Plus, honestly, I don’t see Rupert being OK with anyone with the last name Rannaldini near his daughter, especially since he knows she was raped and was only prevented from committing murder by the fact that someone else got there first hide coooper ]the whole Rannaldini storyline is just sickening a lot more than anything coopper Wicked, which the reviewers were up in arms aboutand once again, opera in novels is boring.
Jul 03, Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think this is one of the best Jilly Cooper books ocoper a murder mystery surrounded by her usual mix of beautiful people, unfaithful lovers and gorgeous settings. Tristan de le Montiguy scpre in the process of cooped 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 sett 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. Rannaldini has plans to seduce his step-daughter, Tabitha Campbell-Black, but not before he has jil,y 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 up lovers, caught in the act.
When he is murdered and his watch tower burnt to the ground, there is no end of potential suspects, most people glad that he has gone.
As more murders follow and strange things begin to happen on set, it is up to Tristan, Lucy the make-up artist and Gablecross the detective to put the pieces together. This is such a good read. It starts off as the normal romp through Rutshire life and ends up as a tense thriller.
The revelation of the actual killer is still a surprise on the second reading and the ending is brilliant. Well worth reading again and again. Aug 24, Tory rated it it was ok. In fact, at the beginning of her books, Cooper wcore a character list.
In this, there is 82 characters listed. Zcore book needs to many people in it. The end was decent, made me want to read instead of keep putting it down as I had been. 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 Jklly Cooper.
Milly books are, to use the English expression, “a lark “, filled with high comedy, pretentious snobs, salt of the earth types, love scorw, romps, successes and rightful devastation of the villains in the plot.
The plot, however, is always so serpentine 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 jilly all the way to a neatly and delightful ending, you can’t do better than Jilly Cooper. The plot, however, is always so serpentine that the reader is usually kept guessing until the end.
Aug 25, Louise rated it it was ok. I read this as part of my Jilly Cooper phase. I am not sure if I would have liked it more if 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.
Aug cooepr, Lizzie rated it really liked it. 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, coopr, 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. Dec 18, Blue rated it it was ok. I just couldn’t get into this one, after over 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.
Jun 26, Gloria rated it really liked it. A very enjoyable book, if a little over the top. For once involving murder and mystery as opposed to a usual Jilly Cooper bonk-buster. But in spite of the many characters still easily followed and a complex and interesting story.
Aug 20, Kate rated it really liked it. As ever, a very entertaining read from one of my favourite all time authors. The characters never cease to invoke emotional responses, whilst the storyline manages to hold onto some twists and turns.
Another great book from a great author, who never takes herself too seriously. Jun 07, Tasneem rated it liked it Shelves: I read this ages ago.
But the power of the people, their goodness and naughtiness stayed with me. I really want to re-read the entire series again. Cooper really does bring a certain type of England vividly to life. Not the best Cooper book. The murder mystery felt very forced and none of the characters in this one were particularly likeable. Always good to see Rupert Campbell-Black, obviously!
May 14, The Twins rated it liked it. My first book from Jill Cooper and not a huge fan after reading Score!. I thought it was about pages too long but quite entertaining! Jul 08, Shannon rated it liked it.