By Jilly Cooper
Etta Bancroft -- candy, style, nonetheless appealing -- adores racing and harbours a overwhelm on considered one of its stars, the good-looking high-handed owner-trainer Rupert Campbell-Black. whilst her bullying husband dies, Etta's egocentric, bold son and daughter drag her from her beautiful Dorset residence to reside in a hideous sleek bungalow within the Cotswold village of Willowwood. Etta's lifestyles alterations whilst, within the snow within the close by woods, she reveals a horribly mutilated filly, which she names Mrs Wilkinson and nurses again to health. The filly charms everybody within the village, then assessments show her to be a spectacularly well-bred racehorse. After a nail-biting courtroom case, Mrs Wilkinson is offered to Etta, hence making sure the lasting and vengeful enmity of her evil former coach and owner. A village syndicate is formed to placed the filly into education, inclusive of a riotous mixture of village characters, who trigger to the races in a minibus clanking with bottles. Ridden by means of Rupert's delectable god-daughter, Amber, Mrs Wilkinson captivates tremendous crowds as she progresses from point-to-point races to significant races and brings repute and fortune to the syndicate, till, ultimately, she is entered within the Grand nationwide. Can she be the 1st mare in thirty years, and Amber the 1st lady ever, to beat this strong race?In leap! you are going to meet wealthy capricious proprietors, obsessive running shoes and gallant solid lads and lasses; you'll get to understand the cruel, courageous jockeys; and you'll fall in love with the horses,and chiefly with Mrs Wilkinson herself -- hilarious, heroic and so gutsy she is going to gallop into your middle endlessly.