Knowles, Anne

About the author

Anne Knowles has written several children’s books, amongst which is one title which has a horsey connection: The Stirrup and the Ground. The book was republished in America under the title Under the Shadow.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find in both hardback and paperback.

Links and sources
Thank you to Hannah Fleetwood for information on the book, and for the photograph.

Bibliography (pony books only)

The Stirrup and the Ground

Granada, 1983, hb, illus David McAllister, 128 pp.
Dragon, pb, 1983, pb, cover Francis Phillips, 128 pp.
Republished as Under the Shadow
Harper & Row, New York, 1983, 121 pp.

Cathy’s new neighbour, Mark, is a permanent invalid and not even remotelye asy to get on with: he is prickly and difficult. However, both of them share a passion for Cathy’s house, Beamsters, an historic house her father has inherited. They discover the history of the bee masters who once lived in the house, and Cathy helps Mark to discover the freedom of movement by teaching him to ride her pony.