Patricia Leitch: The Horse from Black Loch

Originally published: 1963
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I suppose this not a ‘pony book’ in the traditional sense. The black horse is mysterious, and mythical, and is certainly not going to win the show-jumping at the local show. Whilst the children are fond of the ponies, there is no deep bond between a girl and a special pony, which is central to many pony books.

I’d recommend this to anyone who likes the work of Patricia Leitch, wants a horse story with a difference, or is fond of good old stories of children in an old house, solving a mystery. (Lucinda)

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Publishing history
As The Black Loch, Collins, London, 1963, illus Janet Duschesne
Children’s Book Club, 1963
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, cover Carolyn Cather
As The Horse from Black Loch, Armada, London, pb, 1979
Jane Badger Books, 2019

Earlier editions



Author: Patricia Leitch