Flambards by K M Peyton


Written by K M Peyton
Part of the Oxford Children's Classics Series

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Christina is sent to stay with her terrifying uncle and her cousins at Flambards, a rambling house in the country where riding and hunting are the most prized activities. Everything about the countryside - and her relatives - is new to Christina but she soon finds she loves riding. And, in different ways, she begins to love her cousins. The first volume in a hugely romantic trilogy.

Flambards in a nutshell:

Orphan girl sent to live with cruel uncle in big country house. Learns to love riding and horses. Three boys in her life – horrid cousin Mark, nice cousin Will and poor, but lovely, groom Dick. Which of these super boys will she end up with? Fantastic preworld war one family saga.

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Flambards by K M Peyton

Presents a novel about twelve-year-old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards. Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding, but finds herself part of a strange household, divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.

About the Author

K M Peyton

Born in 1929 K. M. Peyton is a well known and well loved author of over 50 books for children. Author of the Flambards Series and A Pattern of Roses, both of which have been adapted for film, she was winner of the Carnegie Medal in 1969 for The Edge of the Cloud, part of the Flambards Series.

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240 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd August 2007




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