Faber & Faber, London, 1980, 211pp
Fifteen-year-old Julie has to move to Eastbourne after her mother and stepfather’s marriage breaks up. Bereft of her older brothers, who are old enough to make their own way, she is depressed by her new life, to the point of being suicidal. When Kev, her eldest brother, returns and takes her off for a horsy holiday in Wales, life looks
a little better. However, Julie has to return to Eastbourne. She does find “her” horse – Brenin, a Welsh cob, but finding somewhere to keep him is almost impossible.
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for the picture