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An impossible task: find the novel about a wild horse...

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AllQuietOnThePippisFront · 12/06/2011 15:45

... that I read non-stop when I was 12ish (I think).

I do not remember the title nor the name of the horse nor anything except it was about a pack of wild horses with particualr focus on one. Something like Spirit but without all that adventure.

Go on give me ideas, if nothing else I'll discover some new ones for my children.

Ah, I was 12 in 1986.

TIA

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DeWe · 14/06/2011 12:24

It's not any of the Monica Edwards books. Love them, got them all. GGBP is republishing them. Hopefully going to visit Romney Marsh this summer to see if we can view the places. (Along with Malcolm Saville stories too)

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givemushypeasachance · 14/06/2011 12:34

Oh how I loved the Black Station books - all of them, with the son called Satan and the filly Black Minx. I wanted to live in New York and have racehorses that lived with old Napoleon in the stable around the corner, and race them and have glorious adventures!

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christina1977 · 14/06/2011 21:41

i can recommend beetroot books for upbeat, postively focused childrens books


www.beetrootbooks.com/product/5151/39/magic-faraway-tree

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Abra1d · 14/06/2011 21:44

SLight deviation here but it is about pony/horse books...

Fidra Books have republished JILL'S GYMKHANA by Ruby Ferguson. It has a lovely black pony cantering across the field on the cover. A few slight modernisations, but nothing that would bother a Jill fan. I bought it for my daughter. OK, lie of the month: I bought it for me, as I'd lost my old copy from when I was ten and you need to have these books with you.

If you have daughters Jill is a great role model: feisty, self-reliant, ingenious and kind.

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jenpp · 16/06/2011 16:18

I loved Moorland Mousie, would have to be second-hand I would think.

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AllQuietOnThePippisFront · 16/06/2011 17:33

wow, thank you for all the suggestions. I will have a look at them one by one and see if I can find it. The fact that I grew up in Italy doesn't help... cannot even recognise the book cover Sad! Do not panic: I am sure the authour was from an english speaking country!

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Bloodybridget · 17/06/2011 13:50

There's an online bookseller who specialises in pony books; she might be able to help.

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