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The Island of Horses

Two boys and a deserted island, a herd of wild horses, and a gang of desperate men …

Printing history
Faber & Faber, London, 1956, illus Richard Kennedy, reprinted 1963
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1957
Penguin, pb, 1976, illus Richard Kennedy
Faber & Faber, pb, 1991, illus Richard Kennedy
New York Review Children’s Collection, New York, 2004

Two boys and a deserted island, a herd of wild horses, and a gang of desperate men: this is an excellent read, with a vivid sense of the tensions between different Irish communities, and a wonderful portrayal of a harsh offshore island and a whole melting pot of characters, good and bad.

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Eilís Dillon