At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild, but increasingly academic, independent, crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot.
The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share the facilities of his school with Larkminster Comprehensive - known locally, as 'Larks'.
His reasons for doing so are purely financial, but he is encouraged by the opportunities the scheme gives him for frequent meetings with Janna Curtis, the dynamic new head of Larks, who has been drafted in to save what is a fast-sinking school from closure.
Janna is young, pretty, enthusiastic and vastly brave - and she will do anything to rescue her demoralised, run-down and cash-strapped school.
Neither parents nor staff of either school are too keen on this radical move, although some can see the possible financial advantages.
For the students, however, it offers great opportunities to get up to even more mayhem than usual.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1008 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/05/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552151566
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Review by rosemarybrown
Blech! Rivals is one of top 20 fave books ever, but Jilly's stories slid incrementally downhill after that, each a bit worse than the prior. This is where I stopped and got firmly off. Kids under 16 having rampant sex? No that's not my fantasy, nor should it be anyone's.
Review by sharrow
What a tome! But after what seemed like ages between books, it was so lovely to dive back into Jilly Coopers rich world of characters.