Whitcombe & Tombs, New Zealand, 1963, 153 pp, illus Ian Armour-Chelu
The Epworth Press, London, 1963
An historical novel set in the New Zealand of the 1860s. Bill Campion is being brought up by foster parents, but they are not on his side, and eventually, unable to bear their growing dislike, he runs away. He has an amazing ability to handle horses, and teams up with an old coachdriver. In time he parts from the coachdriver: lonely as he is, he manages to find other lonely people, and horses, including the stallion Pouaru, who shares in the dangers when Bill starts a job as a mailrider for the Meadbury Post Office.