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Two Foals for Matilda

It was a year since Mary Ann and her brother Jimmy had saved Matilda’s life – Matilda, the beautiful Percheron mare on old Mr Larrimer’s farm. Then they had helped him sell Matilda to M.Lavalliere, who bred Percheron horses in Northern France. Now the kindly Frenchman had fulfilled his promise to invite them all to two weeks’ holiday to see Matilda.

Publishing history
Blackie, 1965, illus Constance Marshall
White Lion, hb, 1976

The blurb:
“It was a year since Mary Ann and her brother Jimmy had saved Matilda’s life – Matilda, the beautiful Percheron mare on old Mr Larrimer’s farm. Then they had helped him sell Matilda to M.Lavalliere, who bred Percheron horses in Northern France. Now the kindly Frenchman had fulfilled his promise to invite them all to two weeks’ holiday to see Matilda. They found the beloved mare fat, lazy and maternal – but blessed with two lovely foals. The story of the children’s holiday in the French summer sun begins with Matilda’s role as a film star, as a visiting film unit is making a movie about William the Conqueror, and needs a mare fit for a Duke, or a King! But more, much more is to follow before the children take the boat back to England, full of happy memories.”

The Matilda series
Missing Matilda
Two Foals for Matlida
Trekker’s Trail

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Carol Vaughan