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Jilly Cooper

Jilly Cooper, OBE

Jilly Cooper is a journalist, novelist and a media super star.

She had a column in The Sunday Times where she wrote about sex, marriage and housework leading to her book, How to Stay Married published in 1969 when she had been married to Leo Cooper for seven years. They celebrated their golden wedding, but her beloved Leo died in 2013. They adopted a son and daughter and have four grandchildren. Jilly is a great pet lover.

She wrote many non fiction books; their titles including Jolly Super and Jolly Super Too. Her book Animals in War reflects her love of animals which is also evident in her novels as is her love of the countryside.

Her book, Emily, was published in 1975 followed by an impressive canon of fictional work, including Pandora, Polo and Score. The Rutshire Chronicles are a series all set in the Cotswolds and the most exciting venues of the world. Her intricate plots and multiple storylines unfold amid glamorous wealthy surroundings.

The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous is a book in the Rutshire series that has been adapted for television and there are more planned.

This year marks another landmark in one of our most successful writer's career. Harriet was published in 1976 and is being adapted as a musical to be staged in the West End by Eva Rice, Tim Rice's daughter.

Jilly was awarded the OBE in 2004 for services to literature.

She supports NAWG in practical ways, reading our newsletters, Link and our Anthology, offering personal congratulations to winners of the Jilly Cooper award for Crime Short Story.

Jilly Cooper contributes towards the cost of her award which is much appreciated, but more than that she takes a real interest in our work.

— Anne Steward, 26th April 2016.

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Posted by: Kevin Machin Date: April 26, 2016 6:23 pm
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