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Paddy Miles & Rosemary Griffin

The Ponies Loved It Too was written by both Paddy Miles and Rosemary Griffin. Paddy Miles doesn’t seem to have written anything else that I can find: Cheers for the Ponies and The Ponies Camped Too seem to have been written by Rosemary Griffin alone, though the dedication of Cheers for the Ponies is “To Paddy, with many thanks for making me write at all.” Presumably this Paddy is the same one as the joint author of the first book.


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Many thanks to Amanda Dolby and Susan Bourgeau for their help with the pictures.

The Ponies Loved it Too (written by Paddy Miles & Rosemary Griffin)

Blackie, London, 1950, illus Stanley Lloyd
Blackie, 1957


An undemanding holiday story. The Everard and Leslie families, later joined by the
Andersons, have fun with their ponies. They have a picnic, play polo with hockey sticks and
walking sticks, ride over to a farm to collect their lost ginger cat Rufus, and finally go on an
eighteen mile ride to see a play one of the mothers has produced.



Cheers for the Ponies (written by Rosemary Griffin)

Blackie, London, 1954, illus Peter Biegel



Chris and her brother Anthony are home from school. They and their friends the Ramsays have
a horsey summer planned, but the Ramsays aren’t sure how it’ll all work out, as their cousins
from Leicestershire, who ride with the Quorn, are coming with their ponies. The Leicestershire
lot are rather full of themselves, but soon learn the error of their ways. They all decide to camp out
in two camps, each camp to spy on the other camp and steal their “treasure”. Then, while they’re
out, they come across two dishevelled men plotting in the barn...




The Ponies Camped Too (written by Rosemary Griffin)
Blackie, London, 1950

Reprinted 1957




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