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Barbara Webster

Barbara Webster was married to the illustrator Edward Shenton, and was well known as a writer about the countryside. Probably one of her best loved books is Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge, a collection of letters she wrote to Gladys Taber, and which Edward Shenton illustrated. Her one horse book is aimed at adults; unfortunately as it is sky-rocketingly expensive I am unlikely to get my hands on a copy any time soon in order to be able to find out more about it.


Finding the book: this book is expensive and sought after.


Links and sources

Edward Shenton

A review of Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

A fuller review of Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

Bibliography - horse books only

A Horse of Her Own
Longmans, Green, New York, 1951, 250 pp, illus Edward Shenton



Madge, who is living on her own out in the country, buys a horse, Sachem, so she can explore
the countryside. She needs to learn how to take care of her horse, and manages to make friends
who help her.