Annan Water Bodley Head, London, 2004, 181 pp Reprinted 2005, paperback
Michael is the son of horse dealer parents. Added to the pressures of constantly preparing horses for sale is the rarely mentioned death of his sister, to say nothing of his schoolwork. The girl Annie seems to be the only glimmer of light on the horizon.
Bibliography - pony books only
Bodley Head, London, 2008, illus Jonny Duddle
Greenwillow, New York, 2008, 118 pp. Cover Tristan Elwell, illus Jonny Duddle and Robert Dress
Aimed at younger readers than Annan Water: “a dark stranger leaves his magnificent horse in the care of a boy he's never met. As dark falls, others offer to pay the boy handsomely for the animal. Then soldiers arrive, demanding to know where the horse's owner has gone. Could the stranger be the notorious Dick Turpin, known for his daring holdups and amazing exploits? Is the horse the legendary Black Bess? And will the boy ever see the reward he's been promised?”