Publishing history
As far as I know, this story was only ever printed in Black Beauty’s Family compilations:

Black Beauty’s Family 1978
Black Beauty’s Family I, Beaver, London, 1981
Black Beauty’s Family, Chancellor, 1986More from Black Beauty’s Family, Red Fox, 2001

Blossom’s life begins with hardship when she is taken from her mother and sold to a coal merchant.



Christine Pullein-Thompson