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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 inseparable,
even sharing Anna’s horse
September, until Anna's father sent
her away to school at Kilmingdean, 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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