The Pennyfields

Diana Pullein-Thompson didn’t do many stories of large families, but The Pennyfields  is one. The family is not as well off as it thinks it might be, and the children set out to earn the money to realise their ambitions.

Publishing history
Collins,London, 1949, illus Richard Kennedy
Armada, 1964, cover Peter Archer – two cover variants

More a family than a pony story: the Pennyfields are poor, and want a pony, a canoe and a shotgun. They can’t afford any of them, so they set to work, doing all sorts of things so that they can afford their heart’s desires.

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