by Jilly Cooper
The trouble with the Mulholland family, Prudence decided, was that they were all in love with the wrong people. She'd been overjoyed when Pendle, her super-cool barrister boyfriend, invited her home for the weekend to meet his family. At least she might get some reaction out of him - so far he hadn't so much as made a pass at her, after the first night when he'd nearly rap...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 22nd 2005 by Corgi
(first published 1978)
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I'm not exactly sure how I feel about Prudence. The story is set in the 1970s or 1980s and the attitudes during that period...were interesting. Anyway, I don't think the story picked up until Pru went to the country. Even then, though, I felt like I was watching a train wreck. I just found the personalities and decisions made by so many of the characters quite odd.
As usual, Jilly Cooper delivers and gives us a heroine that is both hopelessly misunderstood and scattered, and extremely likable and plucky. Easy and enjoyable holiday read, even if the romance between Pru and her true love seems a little rushed at the end.
Jilly Cooper, OBE (born February 21, 1937) is an English author. She started her career as a journalist and wrote numerous works of non-fiction before writing several romance novels, the first of which appeared in 1975. She is most famous for writing the six blockbuster novels the Rutshire Chronicles.More about Jilly Cooper...