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  • Published: 5 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399357
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Dora at Follyfoot



A much longed-for new edition of this classic series that inspired a generation of horse lovers!

The Colonel, owner of Follyfoot, the Home of Rest for Horses, has been ill and has to go away to convalesce. Dora and Steve are left in charge, with the strict instruction, 'Don't buy any horses'. But when Dora sees the rangy, cream-coloured lame horse, Amigo, she is determined to save him from spending his last days pulling a heavy log-cart - even if it means borrowing money from sly Ron Stryker. But to pay Ron back, someone from Follyfoot must win the Moonlight Pony Steeplechase . . .

  • Published: 5 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399357
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the author

Monica Dickens

Monica Dickens MBE was born in 1915, and was the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Expelled from St Paul's Girls' School, she was then sent to a finishing school in France, before returning home to life as a debutante: 'The deb scene and the dances were absolute agony. I would look at the waiters and the maids at balls and know for certain that they were having a better time than I was. So I wanted to belong with them, down there where there was a bit of life.' And indeed, she then spent two years as a cook and general servant. She later wrote about her experiences in her first book, One Pair of Hands (1939), which made her a bestseller at the age of twenty-two and immediately established her reputation as a writer. In her career she wrote over fifty books, including the Follyfoot novels, and for twenty years wrote a much-loved column for Woman's Own. She was also involved with the NSPCC, the RSPCA and the Samaritans. She died in 1992, and is survived by two daughters.

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Praise for Dora at Follyfoot

Invitingly readable good-hearted stories.

The School Librarian

Another gem from the Follyfoot series. They're well-written with good plots and will delight any horse lover.

The Bookbag

A thoroughly enjoyable book which will hopefully be loved by a whole new generation of devoted readers.

Stephen Clark, Redwings Horse Sanctuary website

Little girls will love it, and no doubt their mothers will enjoy a moment of nostalgia as they reread this old favourite. This is an intriguing and at times exciting tale.

Armadillo Magazine

Another in the series of invitingly readable good-hearted stories.

The School Librarian

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