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  • Published: 5 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399340
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Follyfoot



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

Follyfoot Farm is a retirement home for old or unwanted horses, invariably horses rescued from a cruel fate or cruel owners. It's run by the Colonel who is helped by his stepdaughter, Callie, and two stable-hands, Dora and Steve. These three youngsters have plenty to do at the stables, but can always find time to get involved in the mysteries and adventures that abound at Follyfoot.

  • Published: 5 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399340
  • 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 Follyfoot

This will be greeted with delight by pony-loving children who are starved of well-written horse stories.

The Bookseller

A welcome reissue of the nineteen-seventies classic proves that it hasn't dated at all: good stories, wonderful characters and some animals you'll love. Definitely recommended.

Sue Magee, TheBookbag.co.uk

A pony lovers dream - this heart-warming story stands the test of time brilliantly.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Its narrative pace and inventiveness never fail to command the reader's interest.

Rebecca Butler, armadillomagazine.com

A classic of horsiness . . . with an eye-catching photo cover

The School Librarian

Wonderful stories for the child who loves horses.

Jill Male (The Bookshelf), Western Morning News

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