Pamela Cockerill was born in Barry, South Glamorgan. During her writing career she has won prizes for her short stories, which she has had broadcast on Radio 4 and Radio Bristol. She has collaborated on autobiographies with Heather Mills, Gloria Lovatt, and Virginia Williams. When she was a child, she would borrow ponies from the local beach pony owners, and it was on these experiences that she based Winter Ponies.
Finding the books: easy to find, and not generally expensive.
Sources and links
The British Library catalogue
Dustjacket of Winter Ponies
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1987, illus Francis Phillipps, 143 pp.
Canongate Press, Edinburgh, 1993, 143 pp.
Sheila moves from the country to a seaside resort, just at the point she thinks she will finally manage to get a pony of her own. Things look up however: she meets a like minded friend in Laurie, who tells her about the beach ponies. The girls manage to have two of the ponies on loan, Sheila, true to pony girl form, choosing the really difficult one. The owner’s son, Luke, doesn’t like ponies at all, but seems to want Sheila’s pony, Magic, back. It takes some time, and some struggles, before the girls find out why.