Patience McElwee: Match Pair

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…I had never even heard of Patience Mc Elwee until I saw Jane Badger was republishing her pony stories. I am so glad she has as this one reminds me some of my favourite writers of the genre. It has some classic themes but also pokes a bit of fun at some of the clichés. There is a lot of humour which reminded me of Josephine Pullein-Thompson and Ruby Ferguson and a narrative that goes wider than the scope of simpler pony books that recalls Mary Treadgold. (AMR)

This book is quite compelling particularly in the way that it deviates from the norm of vintage pony books which are often quite watered down when it comes to adult relationships and social issues. (Clemmie)

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Publishing history
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1956. Cover art uncredited, but I think it is by Caney, who also illustrated Hodder’s Jill books

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Author: Patience McElwee