Ponies, ponies, ponies
Phyllis Ginger (1907-
After the war, she collaborated with Mrs Robert Henrey on her books London (1948) and The Virgin of Aldermanbury: Rebirth of the City of London (1958), but not all her work was topographical. In later life, she concentrated on portraiture, and in the 1940s, made two contributions to children’s literature. She wrote, and illustrated, number 24 in the Picture Puffin series, Alexander the Circus Pony (1943), and illustrated another pony book, Joan Lamburn’s fantasy The Mushroom Pony (1947).
Finding the book: very difficult to find indeed, and tends to be very expensive when it does appear.
Links and sources
Thank you to Stella & Rose Books for the photograph
Obituary, The Guardian, August 10, 2005
The Victoria and Albert Museum has a good collection of Phyllis Ginger’s works, which you can see online. My particular favourite is her Bucking Horse.
Alexander the Circus Pony
Puffin, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1943, 31 pp.
A sketch for Alexander the Circus Pony, Victoria and Albert Museum