… the ultimate story of love and loss, of winning and losing. As an adult I was utterly mesmerised by Gill and Perdita’s journey. I laughed and I cried. I yearned for a different outcome, yet by the end I had come to terms with the ending, just as Gill does.
Does the book stand the test of time? Emphatically yes. Leitch’s writing is wryly observant, full of longing and oh so evocative.
More than 40 years on, it still rings with authenticity and feeling. (Master Hamilton)
This is an outstanding book. My favourite pony book of all time (and I have a huge collection). (Ponypals)
Collins, London, 1975, cover illustration Jeroo Roy
Armada, London, pb, 1980
As Fields of Praise, Lippincott, New York, 1975
Jane Badger Books, 2019
The American title, The Fields of Praise, is taken from the poem Fernhill, by Dylan Thomas.