Hilda is now fifteen and in the Secondary School. No longer taught by Mac, they have the easy-going Mr Hudson, but when Mac, the headmaster, is taken ill, Miss Bolton comes to help out, and she is a holy terror.
Hilda makes a series of resolutions on her thirteenth birthday, but they prove rather harder to keep than she had imagined, particularly when her year at school start a feud with the older children in the Secondary year.
I’m a freelance writer, editor and proof reader. I’ve written Heroines on Horseback (2013), a gallop through the pony book in children’s fiction, and have written the world’s largest website on equine literature.
My earliest horse memory is being bitten on the arm by a piebald who lived in the field at the end of our garden. It did not put me off.