Ponies, ponies, ponies
Nina Lloyd Banning (1903-
Nina Lloyd Banning was a published poet. The one collection I have been able to trace, The Grey Goddess and Other Poems (Exposition Press, New York, 1956) was published in America.
Finding the book: Pit Pony appears to have been published originally in America, where it is much easier to find. Pricing is erratic. The British publication is very difficult to find.
Sources and links
Sherwood Forest -
Thank you to Hannah Fleetwood for the photograph and information on the book, and to Nadia Banning for the information about her great grand aunt.
Nina Lloyd Banning
A A Knopf, New York, 1947, 167 pp.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1949, London, illus Farrell R Collett, 136 pp.
“This is an exciting story of a little boy and his love for the pony that worked with him in the coal
mines of Sherwood Forest. Into the plot, the author has woven a fair play theme, culminating in
a grand prize fight between the hero of the story and the envious, spiteful pit pony driver whose
hateful acts are the source of many dramatic incidents.”