Saddle Up For A Classic Pony Book Spring

Fidra Books of Edinburgh have recommenced rolling out their new editions of Ruby Ferguson’s Jill series with book three, Jill Has Two Ponies. This is the original text, without any politically correct snips or sections removed because long books might bore the modern kiddo. They also feature facsimiles of the wonderful 1950s illustrations by Caney. […]

If Wishes Were Horses: Gymkhana

Jill’s Gymkhana was recently reissued by Fidra Books in Scotland. This post relates to a chapter of the book If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of an Equine Obsession. If you have any questions to ask about the content, please fire away in the comments. The main online index for the book is here.

If Wishes Were Horses: Young Riders

Ponymadbooklovers have a good information page on Golden Gorse, as does Jane Badger. The only pony I ever got to Christmas was an Exmoor “adopted” from the Moorland Mousie Trust in Devon, who work to preserve what is now sadly a rare breed. They have commissioned a hardback re-issue of the novel, complete with original […]

Win a Pony (Book)

Do you know your Jills from your Jackies? Can you write a four generation pedigree of The Black and give a comprehensive breakdown of every rosette that Shantih won? Do you fancy £50 to spend on classic pony books? Proceed to Jane Badger’s website, and have a crack at her Christmas quiz.

Jill Crewe Redux

Fidra Books have just reissued A Stable for Jill, the second title in Ruby Ferguson’s much, much loved series. Fidra are publishing the original text, minus all the politically correct substitutions and removals, and plus some rather lovely new covers.