I remember liking a couple of Victoria Holt ones that I read. Currently I'm reading the latest Jean Auel book, heroine has three horses, a wolf and a gorgeous blonde guy - sickening! lol
Rescuing one animal does not change the world, but the world surely changes for that one animal.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace ~
The New Chalet School. The last peacetime book in Austria before the Nazis force a move to England, also one of the darker ones IMO. The film of Now Is Good is good enough as well though not perfect and I really preferred the book.
Sounds interesting Charlotte. I do like time slip stories but wish there were more horsy ones.
I've just started reading Snowfall by K M Peyton. I read it before many years ago so can't recall much about it except it's set in Switzerland and is a coming of age type story. I love her writing either horsy or non-horsy.
I've been reading Nero Wolfe mystery novels on my kindle on the train back and forth to work....I do love the early ones especially...a portrait of New York City that's largely vanished. For anyone not familiar, Rex Stout (pseud) created Nero Wolfe back in the 30s....a rotund, eccentric detective who rarely leaves his brownstone, and never on business, breeds rare orchids in his rooftop greenhouse, and solves mysteries (for BIG money) with the aid of his assistant detective, and narrator, Archie Goodwin.
Series ran 40 or so years, and had at least two tv series based on it....one with William Conrad as Wolfe and Lee Horsley as Goodwin, and more recently one with Maury Chaykin s Wolfe and Timothy Hutton as Goodwin. Recommended if you come across them (books or shows!)
I have finally got to the last 77 pages of Under the Mountain by Sophie Cooke (it's very long). Like the other one from her, A Glass House, it's also very dark, with not many lighter moments. Lavender at the High School (E.C Matthews) on the other hand, is a nice story set in a girls' grammar school. It shows quite a bit of interaction between the staff, as well as pupils. Apart from in the Chalet School series, that's quite unusual.
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fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
Aug 17, 2017 22:08:46 GMT 1
fizz: My show went well, good to have being painting again
Aug 17, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 1
Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
Aug 20, 2017 0:08:05 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1