Cantering Through

Set in World War II, Marin now lives in a hostel while her mother does war work. The children at the hostel all become riding mad.

Publishing history

George G Harrap & Co Ltd, London, 1951, illus Dick and Joan Robinson.  118 pp. Colour frontis.

Marian lives in a hostel, a temporary home for children whose mothers were doing war work in a nearby town. Marian and her friends find a dog; he isn’t allowed to stay at the hostel, but is fostered with Pam, who turns out to run the local riding school. Marian is allowed to start riding, and half the hostel get “riding mania”.






Karin Nowak