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Jilly Cooper to give up on bonkbusters and focus on a 'proper' book

26th April 2011

Bestselling author Jilly Cooper has said she may abandon the 'bonkbuster' genre which made her famous and focus her efforts on a 'proper' book.

In an interview with the Observer the Riders and Wicked! writer said she finds it increasingly difficult to write steamy love scenes, saying she is often too tired.

'I don't think I can do it anymore,' she added. 'In Jump! I thought I ought to try and tackle elderly sex but I did find it very difficult.

'I just think I was a bit tired and it's quite difficult to write sex scenes when you're tired.'

Cooper went on to say that she would like to write 'a proper good book' in the future.

Jump!, which was published last year, was the ninth instalment of the popular Rutshire Chronicles series and Cooper's 39th novel. It sold 70,000 hardback copies in just over two weeks.

Cooper, who modestly described herself as a 'reasonable' writer in the interview, was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2004.
 

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