McPhee, Peter

About the author

Peter McPhee was born in Glasgow, and emigrated with his parents to Canada. He writes YA stories which deal with difficult themes like suicide, living on the streets and stalking. His first book, A Way with Horses, was written for the Lorimer Sports series, and whilst not dealing with the horrible complexities of his later novels, does look at the difficulties of succeeding in a world where winning costs.

Finding the book
Still in print.

Links and sources
Peter McPhee’s website (no longer extant)

Bibliography (horse books only)

A Way With Horses

Lorimer (James) Co Ltd ,Canada, 1996

Caroline grew up around horses and is a good, tough rider. She wins a rodeo, and is spotted by the owner of a smart riding school, who invites her to learn to jump. She accepts, and is soon plunged into a different world. Here there are expensive horses, expensive trainers and rich fellow students. Caroline tries out for the Jump Alberta Team, but she learns that success comes at a high price, whether you win or lose.