Moss, Robert

About the author

Robert Alfred Moss also wrote as Roberta Moss and as Nancy Moss, under which names he wrote school stories. Sue Sims, co-author of the Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories, describes these as ‘full of energy, outré situations and a style of humour more often met with in boys’ school stories.’ Robert Moss was born in Nuneaton in 1903, and was educated at Richmond House School in Birmingham. He worked as a journalist, and became editor of Juvenile Productions Ltd and the Thames Publication Co Ltd.

His one contribution to the pony story canon is The Wild White Pony, which is a short story contained in a book of short stories about Guides.

Finding the book
Easy to find.

Sources and links
Encyclopaedia of Girls’ School Stories, Sims and Clare, Ashgate, 2000


The Wild White Pony and Other Girl Guide Stories

Armada, pb, 1976, 128 pp.
Starfish Books, 1978, pb