Primrose Cumming: Short stories

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Primrose Cumming was one of the most regular contributors to the Pony Club Annual, but she wrote plenty of other short stories too. I’ve listed the ones I know about in chronological order, as far as is possible.

Delivery’s Day with the Hounds
Oxford Annual for Children, 1934

The Three Ds and the Vicarage Fete
The Children’s Golden Treasure Book for 1937

Raggedy Ann
Sunbeam Annual 1937, Amalgamated Press, 1937

Too Much Background for Tupper
Riding Magazine, June 1938, illus Cavesson

Donkey Sarah
Riding Magazine, December 1938, illus Cavesson

Outgrown Pony
Riding Magazine, February 1939, (poem)

Story title unknown
Blackie’s Children’s Annual, 37th Year, Blackie & Son Ltd, London, 1940

I Refused the Brush
Pony Magazine, January 1953, illus Joan Wanklyn

Contrasts – a poem
Percy’s Pony Annual,1953, illus Cavesson

Operation Acorn
Pony Club Annual, 1966, illus John Board
Nathan is determined to save Acorn from being sold at the Autumn Sale.

A Matter of Background
Pony Club Annual, 1968, illus Janet Johnstone
Veronica and Harriet are embarrassed by their non-horsey parents, but they turn out to have their strengths.

Bridle Path or War Path
Pony Club Annual, 1970, illus Janet Johnstone
The Pony Club have to report on all the local bridle paths.

Firefly’s Foal
Pony Club Annual, 1972, illus Sally Webb
Firefly’s foal has a chequered career.

A Pony Shared
Pony Club Annual, 1974, illus Lesley Bruce
Geraldine and Jane share a pony.

The Fermoy Affair
Pony Club Annual, 1975, illus Ellen Gilbert
The Appletons move house.

One Eventful Day
Pony Club Annual, 1977
The Pony Club has to field a team for the Dereham Trials, even if it means including Badger.

A Man’s World
Pony Club Annual, 1979, illus Carolyn Dinan
A story you would think would press the idea of girls being as good as boys, but I’m not quite sure that’s what it does.

Purnell Treasury of Horse and Pony Stories
Purnell, 1979
Stories written by Primrose Cummings, Dorothy Baldock and Sally Haylor. Alas Purnell didn’t see fit to attribute the stories to an author, so you have to read this and basically guess who wrote what.

The Holly Tree Horse
All Sorts of Stories, Blackie & Son Ltd, London, undated

 

 

 

 

 

 

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