For the Love of a Horse by Patricia Leitch
  

For the Love of a Horse

Written by Patricia Leitch
Part of the Jinnny of Finmory Series

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August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John "Without doubt this is the book that inspired me most as a child. At the time I was living on a farm in Zimbabwe in Southern Africa and had a black horse called Morning Star and it seemed to me that the way I felt about him and Jinny Manders felt about the chestnut Arab mare she rescued from a circus in For Love of a Horse was identical. This series is just brilliant in every way. It begins when Jinny and her family move to remote Finmory in the Scottish Highlands and features a cast of wonderful characters, the best of which are headstrong, artistic Jinny and Shantih, her half-wild Arab horse. I also adore Ken, a mysterious boy with a troubled past and comes and goes like the wind. I’ve read each book at least five times and would happily do so again."

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For the Love of a Horse by Patricia Leitch

Jinny walked on, seeing the hills sleeked smooth after the day’s sun and the far, mirror glint of the sea. Yet, more clearly than any of these, she saw the reaching neck of the Arab, her winnowing fringe of mane and her ears alive to the sound of her rider’s voice as Jinny rode her home to Finmory.

Follow wilful Jinny Manders to the wilds of Finmory in the Scottish Highlands and fall in love with free spirit, Shantih.

About the Author

A favourite of author of many readers, Patricia Leitch was born on July 13th 1933 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. She obtained a teaching diploma in 1967, although did not work as a teacher for very long.

Her love of horses began when a friend persuaded her to go on a trekking holiday, and she soon began writing about them too. She has had many different jobs including library assistant, working at a riding school, a bookshop assistant, a primary school teacher and a typist. but it seems clear that writing is her metier!

She has interests in psychology, Eastern cultures and vegetarianism, and has admitted that she has a "vivid imagination." These interests are reflected in some of her novels and characters. Unusually for pony stories, many of her books contain mystical themes, with elements of Celtic and other folklore being seen in books such as the Jinny series, The Black Loch and the non-pony fantasy Treasure To The East. 

Her Scottish roots can also be seen in her writing, as many of her books are set in Scotland.

Most popular series by far is the Jinny series set in the Highlands of Scotland, although the author wrote many other pony books from the 1960s onwards, as well as two non-pony novels.

Ms Leitch's early books were for some reason also published under the name of Jane Eliot . 

(Sources: Contemporary Authors.)

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Format

Paperback

Author

Patricia Leitch
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Publisher

Catnip Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2010

ISBN

9781846471063

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