Weir, Rosemary

About the author

Rosemary Weir (1905–95) wrote many children’s books. She was born in South Africa, and was educated there and in England. She trained for the stage, and had several different careers until she started writing at the age of 50. Her best known book is probably Pyewacket.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find. The first edition can be on the expensive side, but paperbacks are readily available. The UK printing is reasonably easy to find, but is not always cheap.

Sources and links
Biographical and bibliographical information on Rosemary Weir

Bibliography (pony book only)

Boy on a Brown Horse

Hawthorn Books, New York, 1967, 156 pp.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967, illus Susan Einzig
Hawthorn Books, New York, 1971

The horse content in this book is quite possibly minimal: the action takes place in World War I, when Fabian comes from India to live at Barington Place. He is lonely, so invents a cousin, inspired by a picture of a boy on a brown horse.