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Lilias Edwards

Silver Blaze

Hamlyn, pb, 1968, 124 pp.

“Susan had felt as if the pony was hers ever since his birth. She had given even given him his
name - Silver Blaze. And Betsy who taught Susan to handle horses, loved the pony,too. They were
miserable when Silver was to be sold - for the third time! To help Betsy buy Silver, the youth club
puts on a hilarious pantomine...and then the money is stolen. Betsy and Susan nearly give up hope
of seeing their favourite pony again...but a surprising event leads to their happy reunion.”

The Dancing Pony

Golden Pleasure Books, London, 1965, illus Joan Thompson, 96 pp.

Large format paperback - nearly A4 size

“Debbie is enchanted by the brown Dartmoor pony pulling the vegetable
cart, and she soon makes friends with his owner, and finds out that the
pony was once a circus pony who could dance in time to the music when
certain tunes were played. Debbie and her brother have a plan to send
Mr Pegg to see his daughter in Scotland but it looks as if it will come to
nothing when Brownie disappears. Even when he is found, Debbie has a
terrible decision to make.”

Bibliography - Pony Books Only

A Stable to Let

Collins Pony Library no 13, 1973, pictorial boards, 158 pp.

“Cherry is not happy about moving once again. She has been indulged by her wealthy parents, and
gets off to the wrong start with her new neighbour Jennifer, when she demands that Jennifer sell her
pony to Cherry, and that money is no object. Fed up with his spoiled daughter, Cherry’s father
decides that not only will there not be a pony, but Cherry will not even get riding lessons until she
has learned all she can about horse management. So Cherry is sent to the local riding school, to
clean stables in exchange for learning. Gradually she becomes a better person  for it, and eventually
does get her first pony, a far different pony than the “money’s no object” Silver King which she so

Short Stories

I Wanted a Pony

In Horse and Pony Stories for Girls

Hamlyn, 1971, illus F D Phillips