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Tackle!

By: Jilly Cooper OBE
Narrated by: Katherine Parkinson
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Summary

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Jilly Cooper's legendary hero returns!

Rupert Campbell-Black, undefeated race-horse owner and handsomest man in the world, is in the darkest of places. His adored wife, Taggie, is about to undergo chemotherapy, his beloved horse Love Rat has died, and now his daughter Bianca wants him to buy a languishing local football club - a sport Rupert knows nothing about - so she can return to Rutshire with her football star husband.

Rupert's first impressions of Searston Rovers are distinctly unfavourable. But swayed by Bianca and Taggie, soon Rupert has signed the deal. As Searston's new owner, he won't stand for anything less than victory in the Premier League, despite the odds being stacked against him. With help from the club's ravishing and adorable secretary, Tember West, Rupert sets out to mastermind Searston's rise to the top, starting with taking charge of the players - much to the fury of Searston's manager.

The rival football club and their corrupt dealings aren't going to make it easy for him either - and they have a history of foul play. Let the sabotage and scandal begin...

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A triumph!

Absolutely adored Jilly Cooper’s hilarious, warm and delightful book Tackle! The narrators were awesome too! Enjoyed every second just wish it could have lasted longer. Please write another ….

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I am still, absolutely in love with RCB!!

It was OK. It didn't grip me like her previous books have; nonetheless I finished it in a few days. It was nice to hear about past characters, and I loved that Dora had such a big part in it. whilst I enjoyed it, there weren't enough storylines and character development, which had always been so brilliant in her other books lacked a bit.
Definitely a must though for all Jilly Cooper fans, even if just for the RCB fix!

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Amazing as always

I started reading about Rupert CB when I was a teen and have read them over and over. I was so happy when Tackle was released and I was not disappointed. Jilly you are truly an amazing author. Please start the next book soon.

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One of the weirdest books of all time

Does jilly cooper know anything about football? It seems not. Also not enough of what makes Jilly Cooper special…

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Fabulous

Loved every second, never a let down really hope there will be another can’t wait.

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A warm hug from Jilly Cooper

Reading a Jilly Cooper novel is like coming home to a warm hug - not the fanciest of homes, but warm and comfy anyway. I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment, catching up with old characters and meeting new ones, and Jilly's trademark writing style. Although much shorter than previous novels, the story was still engaging and well-told. I particularly enjoyed the narration - Katherine Parkinson did an outstanding job with the multitude of accents and hit just the right note.

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Tedious

Didn’t enjoy the narrator or the storyline. Disappointing compared to previous books. I wouldn’t recommend it

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Amazing book

You grow to love or hate all the characters - an amazing story, had me gripped

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Brilliant as usual

Thoroughly enjoyed a last chance to catch up with RCB etc. Very well written with lots of humour and a few tears

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Loved Jilly’s story but hated the audible version

Loved reading Tackle and then decided to purchase the audiobook as I had a credit to use. I really wish I could get my money back as the narrator is so awful and her character voices are really irritating and OTT. I’ve made it to chapter 5 but have given up as I can’t bear listening to her voice. It’s a shame because she is a fantastic tv actor. If you like Jilly Cooper I recommend the book whole heartedly but not the audiobook.

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