Anne Digby

British author of children's books, mainly school stories. Born in 1935. Best known for her highly popular Trebizon school series, which is a modern take on the Enid Blyton Malory Towers type boarding-school series. She also revisited another Enid Blyton school scenario when creating a continuation of the Naughtiest Girl series by that author.

Her first book however was a pony story, a nice traditional tale about a girl's love for a horse and one of my personal favourites. She wrote one other pony story about a circus horse turned race horse.

Horse & Pony Books:

(DOBSON 1976)
Reprinted in both hardback and paperback by Granada/Dragon.
Reprinted in paperback by Armada.
American edition published by St. Martin's Press in 1982.
SUMMARY: A great novel about friendship as well as horses. Mary and Anna are inseparable and even share Anna's horse September. But when Anna gets sent away to a snooty boarding school things change. Anna is swept up with her new life and forgets Mary. Mary is not allowed to ride her beloved September anymore, and even worse, she has to stand by while he is ruined by the brutish riding of Anna's father. Then she decides to embark upon a daring scheme which could rescue September and win back Anna's friendship at the same time. Will it work?
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(GRANADA 1979)
Reprinted in paperback by Granada/Dragon.
American edition published by St. Martin's Press in 1979.
SUMMARY: Emma lives in the circus where she rides and trains Silver, her High School mare and the star attraction of the show. But when the circus faces closure Emma is swept along with a racehorse trainer's sensational plan to race the mare.

Collectors Info:
Both of these books were published in the UK and the USA and can be found in both these places. A Horse Called September is harder to find than Quicksilver Horse in America and may be expensive. In the UK it is easy to find in paperback although the hardback reprint is a bit rarer. The first true edition (Dobson) is rare and can be expensive.