The Pageant

London girl Della has no interest in the country or horses, after a fall put her off. Then her parents have to go abroad, and the only place Della can stay is with her horse-mad uncle, aunt and cousins, who are so obsessed with their horses they can barely even acknowledge her when she arrives.

Publishing history
Evans, London, 1964, illus Violet Morgan. 176 pp.
Reprinted 1975, White Lion, 176 pp.

London girl Della has no interest in the country or horses, after a fall put her off. Then her parents have to go abroad, and the only place Della can stay is with her horse-mad uncle, aunt and cousins, who are so obsessed with their horses they can barely even acknowledge her when she arrives. Della keeps a diary, having little else to do until the village pageant provides a means to unite the family. Not only does Della take part in the pageant, she also has to face her fear of horses when one of her cousins is seriously injured.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Mackenzie