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Mail Coach

Collins, London, 1945, illus the author

This is the story of three children who live outside London, but whose fortune becomes mixed up
with the city. Betsey learns to be a maid; F’rick wants to play the violin, and Richard wants to ride
at Astley’s Circus. He runs away to do it, and discovers how easy it is for life to change round in
a flash.

Joan Selby-Lowndes

Family Star

Collins, London, 1961, illus Dick Hart

It was Jenny’s birthday, and although it started well, it ended badly when she found the family
pony, Kitty, who pulled her father’s flower cart, was lame. This puts the family in a spot, but then
Jenny gets a part in a pantomime, which has a part for Kitty too.

Home with a Horse

Aston, Oxford, 148pp.

Non fiction - this is the story of a journey Joan Selby Lowndes took with a friend in the 1950s.

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Tudor Star

Collins, London, 1949, 256 pp, illus the author

An historical story set in Tudor times. Jane, Tom and Ned see Harry and his new horses. Harry
rides in the brutal style recommended by masters such as Gervase Markham, but one of the new
horses, a grey Arab, refuses to suffer this treatment. Can the children rescue the horse? And sort
out a considerable adventure besides?