Susan is sent from Rhodesia, which she misses desperately, to school on Dartmoor. At first she is difficult: prickly and bolshy, and she lames a pony who has just recovered, as well as alienating herself from most of the girls. As she moves through the school, she reaslises people are not what they seem at first, and develops her relationships with everyone at the school: equine and human.
Nutmeg Comes to Westways Hutchinson, London, 1956
Dream Pony Country Life, London, 1951, illus John Goodall, 79 pp.
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the picture.
“This is the story of a little gipsy girl who passionately longed for a pony of her own - and whose dreams, as the result of an encounter with a more fortunate small boy, were wondrously made real.”