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  • Fidra Books - Publishers of Classic Children's Literature
    More information Jill s Riding Club by Ruby Ferguson More information Fidra Books Publisher Fidra Books is a small independent publisher specialising in rescuing neglected children s books those much loved titles that have fallen through the net and deserve to be enjoyed again by the people who grew up with them and to find a new readership among today s children Our books range from iconic 1960s fantasy novels

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  • Fidra Books - About Us
    s Riding Club by Ruby Ferguson More information Fidra Books Fidra Books is based in Edinburgh and run by Vanessa and Malcolm Robertson We published our first book in 2005 From 2007 until October 2012 we owned The Edinburgh Bookshop it was a success and we were short listed for several trade awards ending our time there by winning the Scottish Independent Retail Award for best bookshop in Scotland Running

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  • Fidra Books - Publishing
    906123 29 1 UK 7 99 Europe 9 99 Rest of World 10 99 Primrose Cumming Silver Snaffles ISBN 1 906123 07 1 ISBN 13 978 1 906123 07 9 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 Anne Digby Fifth Year Friendships at Trebizon ISBN 1 906123 10 1 ISBN 13 978 1 906123 10 9 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 Ruby Ferguson Jill s Gymkhana ISBN 13 978 1 906123 20 8 Out of Print Re print is under consideration A Stable For Jill ISBN 13 978 1 906123 21 5 UK 7 99 Europe 9 99 Rest of World 10 99 Jill Has Two Ponies ISBN 13 978 1 906123 23 9 UK 7 99 Europe 9 99 Rest of World 10 99 Jill Enjoys Her Ponies by Ruby Ferguson ISBN 13 978 1 906123 27 7 UK 7 99 Europe 9 99 Rest of World 10 99 Jill s Riding Club by Ruby Ferguson ISBN 13 978 1 906123 29 1 UK 7 99 Europe 9 99 Rest of World 10 99 Olivia FitzRoy Steer by the Stars ISBN 1 906123 00 4 ISBN 13 978 1 906123 00 0 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 House In The Hills ISBN 1 906123 18 7 ISBN 13 978 1 906123 18 5 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 Katharine Hull and Pamela Whitlock Far Distant Oxus ISBN 1 906123 14 4 ISBN 13 978 1 906123 14 7 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 Elinor Lyon The House in Hiding ISBN 0 9551910 1 7 UK 13 00 Europe 15 00 Rest of World 17 00 We Daren t Go A Hunting

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  • Fidra Books - Publishers of Classic Children's Literature
    President Suddenly it all seems a lot less like fun for Jill and her friends Read the First Chapter Ordering Information Latest Four Plus Bunkle by M Pardoe More information Jill s Riding Club by Ruby Ferguson More information Fidra Books We are a small independent publisher specialising in reprinting children s books that we feel are unfairly neglected and deserve to be back in print By reissuing these titles we are enabling collectors to acquire books that they have been searching for but also bringing the books to a new generation of readers Our books range from 1930s adventure stories to iconic 1960s fantasy novels and from pony books by Carnegie medal winning authors to contemporary boarding school stories Our Books Our books are beautifully presented as larger format paperbacks with thick creamy paper and stiff card covers We use elements of the original dustwrappers but with a modern twist and all contain forewords by or about the authors the settings or the genres Our Authors Fidra is publishing work by a wide range of authors More detailed information on our books and authors can be found on the titles and authors pages along with preview chapters for selected

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  • Fidra News
    2014 by Vanessa Following the sad death of Josephine it was cheering to hear that her life was to be commemorated by Radio 4 s obituary programe Last Word I was asked to talk about my memories of her and the pony book in general and the marvellous Jilly Cooper also contributed her thoughts You can listen to it here Posted in publishing Josephine Pullein Thompson 1924 2014 June 24th 2014 by Vanessa It is with great sadness that we have to inform our customers that Josephine Pullein Thompson author of Six Ponies Pony Club Team and many more titles that exemplified the 20th century pony book phenomenon Six Ponies was one of my very favourite titles as a child and I still have my battered Armada paperback copy It wasn t until about ten years or so ago when I laid hands on a first edition from 1946 that I realised how brutal the editing by Armada had been When we set up Fidra Books Josephine was one of our first authors and I was delighted to meet her I went to her house for afternoon tea and we had a delightful time talking about books horses and generally putting the world to rights Less mobile than she used to be she d also recently taken possession of a mobility scooter nicknamed The Silver Lady and she was conjecturing about how fast it could go if she went up to the park and really opened her up You can take the thoroughbred hunters away from the woman but you ll never take away the joy of speed I heard nothing about devastation being wrought in the local park but I have no doubt that she kept the staff and customers of the Fulham branch of Waitrose on their toes Josephine was funny and warm and sharp and we will miss her The photograph shows Josephine centre with her sisters Diana and Christine Image copyright Horse and Hound Posted in publishing 10 off all orders until the end of June June 23rd 2013 by Vanessa As Bunkle Brings It Off is coming out next week and we hope that lots of you will want to pre order copies and because we have lots of other wonderful books on our list that we d like you all to discover we re offering 10 discount on all orders via our website until midnight on 30th June You don t need to order a copy of Bunkle Brings It Off although it s fantastic goats Russian princess kidnappers and all rather you might want to rediscover the Jill books by Ruby Ferguson enjoy the pony based adventures of the West Barsetshire Pony Club in Josephine Pullein Thompson s books read Mabel Esther Allan s Isle of Man based school story The School on North Barrule or visit the magical world of Tattles in Silver Snaffles by Primrose Cumming so many choices All you need to do is add books to your shopping basket

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  • Fidra Books - Contact Us
    of the members and Miss Durdon takes over as President Suddenly it all seems a lot less like fun for Jill and her friends First Chapter Ordering Info Latest Four Plus Bunkle by M Pardoe More information Jill s Riding Club by Ruby Ferguson More information email Please fill out the form and submit it directly to us in order to send us a message or ask a question However

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  • Fidra Books - Ruby Ferguson
    Jill done the right thing Rapide likes everyone else at the stables but he s not at all keen on her Should she sell him Or keep on trying hoping she and Rapide will click Jill can t decide Preview of Chapter 1 Available now Ordering Information nbsp Jill Enjoys Her Ponies Ruby Ferguson After a disappointing start the summer holidays improve for Jill when she is asked to help organise a gymkhana Life gets better still when Mrs Darcy suggests Jill ride her beautiful roan hack Sandy Two at the Chatton Show Jill assists Dinah a strange girl who will do anything to learn to ride by giving her old riding clothes and a ride on Black Boy When Dinah disappears with three horses Jill wonders exactly what she has let herself in for Preview of Chapter 1 Available now Ordering Information nbsp Jill s Riding Club Ruby Ferguson Starting a riding club seemed like a good idea at first But then the bossy Clarissa Dandleby joins the Intimidating Major Hooley scares off some of the members and Miss Durdon takes over as President in return for letting the club use her field Suddenly it all seems a lot less like fun for Jill and her friends Will champion show jumper Captain Cholly Sawcutt s help and the riding club s own gymkhana save the summer holidays Preview of Chapter 1 Available now Ordering Information nbsp Biography Ruby Ferguson née Ashby was born in Reeth West Yorkshire in 1899 as the daughter of a Wesleyan Minister She attended Bradford Girls Grammar School and then read English at St Hilda s College Oxford between 1919 and 1922 After completing her MA Ruby Ferguson moved to Manchester and started working as a secretary Her writing was first published in the form

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  • Fidra Books - Jill's Riding Club
    the evening I thought the idea over If you have read my previous books you will realise that I had done quite a lot since I came to live in Chatton five years ago in fact there seemed to be very little in the local world of equitation that I hadn t had a stab at at one time or another My adventures in fact had already made four books and I didn t think there was much else that could happen to me I had one more year at school ahead of me and that would be mainly marred by swotting for my leaving certificate after which I had a wild and woolly dream of going to work as a groom at Captain Cholly Sawcutt s stables if he thought I was good enough I hadn t planned anything for the approaching holidays beyond trying to win a spot of Grade C jumping if anybody would be rash enough to lend me a horse to do it on and I thought it would just be the usual round of events And now Ann had to crash in with this Riding Club idea The one thing I hadn t thought of was a riding club and I could see that it would be quite something for Chatton to have one Everybody rode of course They learned at various riding schools or taught themselves or grew up on a horse like farmers children or were taught by their adoring but occasionally misguided parents who had themselves learned to ride in the dark bygone ages of about 1932 The only time all these people had the chance to meet one another and exchange ideas was in the show ring where as you know what with having the needle and thinking how much better turned out everybody looks than yourself you haven t much time for exchanging anything at all but nervous glances So the more I thought about a riding club the more it seemed to be a useful thing as well as good fun only I still kept thinking why pick on me to run it Now if somebody like Susan Pyke had chosen to run a riding club I could have understood it except that I couldn t imagine anybody in their senses joining a riding club run by Susan Pyke But there were also jolly decent people like the Heath twins Why couldn t they start a riding club Oh well I thought if it s got to be me then it s got to be me and that s all there is to it Probably nobody will join and it ll all fizzle out but nobody in Chatton can say we didn t try a riding club while we had the chance So the next morning I rang Ann up and the minute I heard her answer Chatton 92 because all the Derry family answer the telephone in this correct and proper way instead of the usual Hullo

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