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Anne Digby

A Horse Called September
Dennis Dobson, 1976, left
Reprinted Dragon, pb, 1978,  cover
Susan Hunter, 127 pp.

US, 1982
Granada, hb, 1985, right

Mary and Anna were inseperable,
even sharing Anna’s horse
September, until Anna's father sent
her away to school at Kilmingdean
 School, an expensive, snobbish
establishment that specialised in
 turning out show jumping champions.
It changed everything between Mary and Anna.  Anna promised to write, but her letters soon stopped.  Mary was left behind, employed now by Anna’s father to look after September:  to look after, but on no account to ride him.  Mr Dewar did that, and Mary was forced to watch as Mr Dewar crippled September through over work, and she could do nothing.  When it finally seemed as if mary would loose both anna and September, she embarked upon a daring scheme to rescue September and win back the respect and friendship of Anna and her father.

The Quicksilver Horse
Granada, 1979

St Martin’s Press, New York, 1979, 94 pp. (centre)
Reprinted Dragon, 1981, pb, 94 pp.  Cover Julie Smith

Emma Kenner was given Silver for her seventh birthday. Harry
Hume, a racing stable owner, didn't think Silver could make it as a
racehorse, so he sold her to Mr. Kenner. The Kenners watched the
mare grow up and flourish as they trained her. Emma and Silver
became the stars of Mr. Kenner's travelling circus.  When the
circus is ravaged by a storm, Harry Hume constructs a spectacular
plan for Silver. Emma fears the outcome of the plan and also fears
her friendship with Roddy will not survive the crisis.”

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