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Marjorie Mary Oliver & Eva Ducat: The Ponies of Bunts

John and Diana live in London, but it doesn’t make them happy. When they visit Miss Fairfax, who lives in the English countryside with a glorious mixture of ponies and other animals,  they soon learn to ride, and cast off the shackles of their town life. First published in 1933, The Ponies of Bunts is an utterly charming story – an escape into another country where good triumphs and there is always a Dartmoor pony at the end of the drive.

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A lovely story about children learning to ride and care for ponies in the halcyon days long before health and safety. (Gillian Faraday)

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Also by these authors in this series

The Ponies of Bunts
Sea Ponies
Ponies and Caravans

Publishing history
Country Life, London, 1933 (with Eva Ducat), illustrated (cover) K F Barker; internal illustrations ‘Jenefer’s camera’
Country Life Junior Library, London, date uncertain
Jane Badger Books, 2020

Miss Fairfax already has five children staying at her house Bunts, but she’s invited two more after hearing that they had to stay in London over the holidays. John and Diana live in London, but it doesn’t make them happy. When the book opens, they are off to stay with Miss Fairfax, who lives in the English countryside with a glorious mixture of ponies and other animals. Neither John nor Diana can ride, but they soon learn, and cast off the shackles of their town life. First published in 1933, The Ponies of Bunts was one of the earliest stories to tell the stories of riders, and not just of ponies. It is an utterly charming story – an escape into another country where good triumphs and there is always a Dartmoor pony at the end of the drive.

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The Ponies of Bunts, 1933
Sea Ponies, 1935
Ponies and Caravans, 1941

Earlier editions

Author: Marjorie Mary Oliver and Eva Ducat