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Follyfoot

By Monica Dickens

A much longed-for new edition of the classic book that inspired a generation of horse lovers!

Follyfoot Farm is a retirement home for old or unwanted horses, invariably horses rescued from a cruel fate or cruel owners. It's run by the Colonel who is helped by his stepdaughter, Callie, and two stable-hands, Dora and Steve. These three youngsters have plenty to do at the stables, but can always find time to get involved in the mysteries and adventures that abound at Follyfoot.

  • Monica Dickens was a great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens and one of the bestselling novelists of her generation.
  • The Follyfoot series was one of the most popular TV series of the 1970s and the novels were a must-read for a generaton of horse lovers. Forums of fans can be found all over the net.
  • New Follyfoot website being created with horse competitions, downloadables plus lots of info about the Follyfoot series and its characters.

About the author

Monica Dickens MBE was born in 1915, and was the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. Expelled from St Paul's Girls' School, she was then sent to a finishing school in France, before returning home to life as a debutante: 'The deb scene and the dances were absolute agony. I would look at the waiters and the maids at balls and know for certain that they were having a better time than I was. So I wanted to belong with them, down there where there was a bit of life.' And indeed, she then spent two years as a cook and general servant. She later wrote about her experiences in her first book, One Pair of Hands (1939), which made her a bestseller at the age of twenty-two and immediately established her reputation as a writer. In her career she wrote over fifty books, including the Follyfoot novels, and for twenty years wrote a much-loved column for Woman's Own. She was also involved with the NSPCC, the RSPCA and the Samaritans. She died in 1992, and is survived by two daughters.

ISBN: 9781849391306
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 8, 2010
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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