Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jilly Cooper.

This photo always reminds me of the cover of a a 1980s Jilly Cooper novel. With a name like Octavia. Or similar.
My friend L was reading Pandora the over day which reminded me of her.
I luff Jilly. Apparently she's friends with Old Camilla. Who knew?
Look how fab she looked Back in the Day:
Her hair was superior.
I'm confident of reaching 1000 posts by the start of December when the blog turns 3.
We'll have a lovely high end give away around the same time with lots of Top Shelf Products.
xxxx

25 comments:

  1. Love that pic of you, soft focus hair with fur is always attractive!
    How often do you do pale lips? It's a great colour!
    P xx

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  2. Wow she was gorgeous, I've never seen her in her younger days, ageing is such a blight.

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  3. Oh I adore Jilly Cooper! Reading "Rivals" is like a favourite, soft, cosy jumper - such a good (slightly trashy) de-stress read, in fact - I might fish it out, studying for exams is taking its toll on my poor brain xx

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  4. Met Jilly once at a book signing and she was absolutely lovely. Really kind and funny. I'm not surprised she is friends with Camilla as they like the same things I think and also share the same sense of humour. I am warming to old Camilla, but without forgetting our true princess, Diana.

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  5. Riders by Jilly Cooper was one of the first novels I ever read that stirred my loins xxx

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  6. I am a huge Jilly fan. Just love her books.

    And I have never seen a photo of her when she was that young - she looks gorgeous.

    Hope the net and foxtel are fixed. Annoyment.

    xx

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  7. Fabbo.

    Will there be Chanel frocks among them?

    xx

    PS Saw a doco on Jilly while living in London in '90s. She came across as being a very nice person. Her hair had gone to seed but her face - and humour - were still magnificent. Okay, her hair was still beautiful too.

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  8. Love! Looking forward to the giveaway.

    I checked out Liberty the other day as per your recommendation. Absolutely loved the vintage bag collection. Will be furiously popping back in to see if they have any Chanel handbags from the 1980s.

    Good luck with reaching the 1000 posts! I have every confidence in you!

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  9. Oh my stars, I love dear Jilly. Class is about the funniest thing I've ever read, and that's saying something, because I'm All About the Comedy.

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    1. thank you ..was racking my brains for the name of the book. Was about to resort to Google but got to keep the old mind working

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  10. Fingers and toes you make it FF!
    Speaking of fingers and toes, we haven't seen a nail polish update on your fingers for a while.... And I think we've NEVER seen the toes?!
    Do you do matching colour?
    My toes tend to be a bit braver than the rest of me. Right now they are Barbie pink.

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  11. Dear FF,
    Love a great hair pic. I do covet them. Hair does maketh the person. I married a man with seriously good hair. That combined with my mane has contributed to four children with what only can be described as amazing heads of hair.
    I'm cheering in the stalls for you to make thie goal. You are within a wink.
    I can tell you honestly that I love reading your posts and do it for the love of it.
    You are generous to your readers no end.
    B. x

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  12. I think it is more Bella - I should have known you would love Jilly Cooper. She is my most favourite trashy read, I always find her so well written. I have never recovered from the shock though of finding out she based Rupert Campbell-Black on Andrew Parker Bowles. I don't think so.
    Emily

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  13. I adore Jilly Cooper too FF! Especially my battered copies of Riders and Rivals which are my go to reads whenever I'm feeling unwell. They're like pony books (which were my go to reads as a whipper snapper) but for grown ups. While my friends were all in love with Rupert, I always secretly fancied Billy. Kaz x

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  14. Dear FF,
    IMO Jilly's books are for more superior to novels of today including the dreadul 50 Shades of Gray.
    In my teens and early 20's we devoured Jilly's books particularly the Imogen et al series and later the fabulous Rupert Campbell Black in Riders (although Jake was more my cup of tea!)
    She always has had superior hair as do you.
    Fingers and toes the internet and Foxtel are back. Hope you didnt miss RHOBH!
    Kate Bx

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    1. Jilly is far, far superior to 50 Shades of Gray. I agree wholeheartedly.

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  15. I cant keep up with you. ihave to use my laptop at work ..long story... so sneaking a peak at my blogs in the workplace...you certainly are a stayer re,the 1000 blogs. Know you'll make it

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  16. Reading Jilly Cooper books in my teenage years was a sort of finishing school in some ways. Really, all you need to know about life can be pretty much sorted out by reading Jilly. She also ensured that I now know how to pronounce the Belvoir Hunt and Yeats correctly. You never know when you're going to find yourself at a Hunt ball in the Cotswolds where the margin for error is high. Keep on keeping on FF...here's to the 1000th post! M xo

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  17. Hope you've had Foxtel and Internet restored. Crazy weather in Queensland.

    I have to admit, I've never read a Jilly Cooper book. I know. Shocking. I shall rectify this over the Summer beach holiday period. What's her best one? xx

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    1. Many of her books are part of a sort of series (the characters make repeat appearances although the stories are quite separate). The first in the "series" in Riders. She's also written a few clever non fiction books. My favourite is Class which explores the British class system.

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  18. You are a stunner. Never read Jilly, but I'll add her to the list.

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  19. Who knew we were such a bunch of Jilly fans in our youth?? They did the rounds in the upper sixth common room.

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  20. You're def going to make 1000. Luffing it sic FF.

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  21. Hello Gorgeous! Fine FoodsNovember 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    I've JUST finished re-reading "The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous" - high quality trash. Happy Thursday everybody xo

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