rutshire chronicles

‘Sharon’s only allowed to watch [TV] occasionally at weekends,’ said Valerie smugly. 'When I was young, my sister and I made our own amusements.’
'So did I,’ agreed Rupert, 'until Nanny told me it would make me go blind.’
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-Jilly Cooper, Rivals

Heeeeee. I am rereading my favorite of Cooper’s deliciously snarky, unabashedly trashy, very very awesome Rutshire chronicles. (Why have these books never been adapted for TV anyway? They would make a marvelous series. I have no idea who I’d cast though. Nobody is inhumanly gorgeous enough to be Rupert. Or Lysander for that matter. I picture Taggy as a taller Natalie Portman however).