If you’re in the mood for a fun, light-hearted read, then Jilly Cooper’s new Mount is a good choice. She continues the saga of Rupert Campbell-Black, adored hero in the 80s titles:Riders, Polo and Rivals, among others. The wealthy and glamorous horsey-set in rural England are the targets of Cooper’s saucy, romantic comedies and the large cast of characters must find their ideal partners and, of course, true love. Dogs and horses tend to be more cosseted than children; couples leap into bed as often as they do over obstacles, both in and out of the saddle. In Mount (the title doing it’s hefty double entendre bit) Rupert, who is a happily married, reformed rake and professional trainer of champion horses, is obsessed with winning the most prestigious award for his beloved horse, Love Rat. His focus shifts too far from his wife Taggie, and their marriage is jeopardised by the malicious contriving of his arch enemy, and the presence of a new, very attractive, stable manager.