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The Country Set (The Compton Magna Series)

book | Fiction | Oct 2017

Love affairs, village rivalries, horses, jealousy and secrets – fans of Fiona Walker's bestselling Hugo and Tash novels will relish this return to her classic territory with a whole new cast of Cotswold village characters.

Compton Magna and Nether Bagot sit high on the Fosse Hills to either side of the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border, just half a mile apart. They form the backdrop to this rich story of old secrets and new rivalries, as glamorous Ronnie Ledwell returns to take up the reins of her father's horse breeding stud farm, years after she scandalised family and friends by eloping with her lover, abandoning both husband and children. News of her return will well and truly set the cat among the pigeons.


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Nothing in this genre is quite as satisfying as a Jilly Cooper original, but fans of the sex-and-horses rural romp will feel right at home with this pleasing doorstep of a novel.

It tells the story of glamorous, infamous Ronnie Ledwell, who returns to the Gloucestershire stud farm she used to call home after the death of her champion horse-breeding father, The Captain.

Ronnie, known as ‘the bolter’, hasn’t been back since she abandoned her husband and children to run off with a lover 25 years ago. Whatever reasons The Captain had for leaving the farm to the daughter no one expected to see again, time has not healed wounds between the remaining family members. Walker is an engaging writer with a sharp ear for dialogue and I raced through this beautifully plotted narrative.

Sara Lawrence
The Daily Mail

Filled with intrigue, romance and drama… this is a must-read for cold winter nights by the Aga.

Cotswold Life

Sheila Crowley
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