Ricky France-Lynch was moody, macho and magnificent. Nicknamed El Orgulloso, 'the proud one', he had a large crumbling estate, a nine-goal polo handicap and a beautiful manipulative wife who was fair game for anyone with a chequebook. He also had the adoration of fourteen-year-old Perdita Macleod. Perdita couldn't wait to leave her dreary school, her pompous stepfather and gentle dreamy mother, and become a polo player. The polo set were ritzy, wild and gloriously promiscuous. Perdita thought she'd get along with them very well. But before she had time to grow up, Ricky's life exploded into tragedy, her mother sustained the shock of a lifetime, and Perdita turned into a brat who only loved her horses - and Ricky France-Lynch. Ricky's obsession to win back his wife, and Perdita's to win both Ricky and a place as a top-class polo player, take the reader on a wildly exciting journey - to the estancias and polo fields of Argentina, to Palm Beach and Deauville where the night-time parties are nearly as vlolent as the day-time matches, and on to the royal polo fields of England and the glamorous pitches of California where the most heroic battle of all is destined to be fought - a match that is about far more than just the winning of a huge silver cup...With Rupert Cambell-Black dominating the action with all the diabolical panache he displayed in 'Riders' and 'Rivals', here is this classic game in its full beauty and gladiatorial splendour - the wonderful bad brave men, the spoilt seductive women, the gallant gutsy ponies - all captured in Jilly Cooper's unputdownable style. You will laugh, you will cry, but above all you will live every marvellous moment of 'Polo'.
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