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And I would really like to be a grandmother, but only when Felix or Emily meet the right person and are ready.

Jilly Cooper

At home I have big vats of cabbage soup that I make to slim down.

Jilly Cooper

But I always seem to finish a book and then think, oh God, I’ve got to pay a tax bill, so I’d better write a novel, so I tend not to stop and learn word processing.

Jilly Cooper

But really I’m not terribly interested in what I eat.

Jilly Cooper

For sheer sexiness, a man must be beautiful. Funny. yes. Clever, no.

Jilly Cooper

I have a theory that the secret of marital happiness is simple: drink in different pubs to your other half.

Jilly Cooper

I live at home and, if I want to start work at 11 o’clock, I can.

Jilly Cooper

I love the long grass coming up to meet the willows.

Jilly Cooper

I think it bespeaks a generous nature, a man who can cook.

Jilly Cooper

I was so flattered that someone wanted me to write a book, I said I would. It was published in 1969.

Jilly Cooper

I would really like to spend more time with the family. Every time I go abroad I miss them all dreadfully.

Jilly Cooper

I wrote my earliest piece for The Sunday Times about being a young wife.

Jilly Cooper

I’d never have written the big books in London.

Jilly Cooper

I’m basically a very happy person and I don’t have to be anybody else.

Jilly Cooper

I’ve got a book coming out soon so I just must get some weight off.

Jilly Cooper

If you look across the valley, you can see exactly what I mean: about four beautiful houses, and you think something is happening in each of them. It’s like a mural.

Jilly Cooper

It must be a terrible pressure to have to go to the office.

Jilly Cooper

Leo, sadly, has Parkinson’s, but he used to cook all sorts of dazzling things.

Jilly Cooper

My own parents loved each other very much.

Jilly Cooper

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.

Jilly Cooper

The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft. Riders saved the day. I was so pleased when it got to number one, I went all around the fields crying and crying.

Jilly Cooper

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.

Jilly Cooper

There is nothing more attractive than a man who is not a New Man.

Jilly Cooper

You’ve simply got to go on and on with your family and friends and tell them how much you love them because you never know whether they’ll be there tomorrow, do you?

Jilly Cooper

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