Stranger than Fiction
Michael Joseph, London, 1984
Corgi, pg, 1985
Chivers (Large Print), 1986

Elspeth Bryce Smith, a Welsh girl, was paralysed by polio as a child before World War I. She eventually recovered enough to ride. She was horse obsessed, and, disguised as a man and calling herself John Grey, rode as a jockey – unheard of at the time, and only accepted reluctantly in the 1970s.






Joyce Stranger