The Common Years

The Common Years

by JillyCooper (Author)


During the ten years she lived at the edge of Putney Common Jilly Cooper walked daily on this expanse of green. For most of the time she lived there she kept a diary, noting the effects of the changing seasons and writing about her encounters with dogs and humans. This book is a distillation of those diaries: an affectionate and enthralling portrait - warts and all - of life on Putney Common. Never has Jilly Cooper written more lyrically about flowers, trees, birds and the natural world; more telling about sorrows - as well as the joys - of caring for dogs and children; or more outrageously about the gossip, illicit romances and jealousies of life in a small community.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Mandarin
Published: Dec 1989

ISBN 10: 0749301783
ISBN 13: 9780749301781

Author Bio
Jilly Cooper comes from Yorkshire and was educated at Goldlophin School in Salisbury. For twenty-five years she lived in London and for thirteen of them she wrote for the Sunday Times, during which time her column was one of the most widely read features in the paper. In 1982 she moved to Gloucestershire and began writing a column for the Mail on Sunday. Recently she has devoted more of her time to writing books, ten of which have been published by Mandarin; she is also the author of six romances, three bestselling novels, Riders, Rivals and Polo, a book of short stories, two anthologies and several children's books. She makes frequent appearances on television and has done many radio broadcasts. Paul Cox was born in 1957. He studied illustration at Camberwell and the Royal College of Art. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Outing by Dylan Thomas, The Irish R.M and editorial assignments for The Times, Daily Telegraph and Observer.