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Monica Dickens, the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, was one of the best selling women's novelists of her generation. She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, but was expelled after throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge. During the war she worked as a nurse and in a Spitfire factory, and began writing novels. Monica Dickens felt the challenge to write for children and began in the 1970s. Her Follyfoot books were made into one of the most successful TV series for children of the 1970s and remain a favourite of horse-lovers everywhere. Monica Dickens was born in 1915 and died in 1985.
A classic story which has been loved and prized by horse lovers everywhere as Monica Dickens brilliantly captures the intensity of looking after horses and keeping them safe. Dora loves everything about horses and she is brilliant with them. That’s why the rest home for horses in America where she has been helping, give her a horse to take back to England. Dora’s joy at owning the new horse is shattered when the Follyfoot horses go down with a mysterious illness. Where has it come from? Could it be all Dora’s fault?
A pony lover's dream, Follyfoot is a great adventure story which will also touch the heart of all who care about animals. Full of drama and action which shows children acting resourcefully to protect their beloved horses; this is a heart-warming story which stands the test of time brilliantly.
Since the beginning of time, Favour, the mystical horse, had been coming to earth to rescue the victims of evil and injustice. Being still only a horse, although a spirit free in eternity, he used living people as messengers to carry out his work. People like Rose, at this special age when anything is possible. With the horse, she can transcend time and space to travel to other scenes in the past, present and future that were as real as her everyday life.Rose is not having an easy summer. Her grandfather is ill, and her mother has been called away to look after him, leaving thirteen-year-old Rose and her clueless father to manage without her. This means taking control of the hotel her mother runs by the sea in the full clamour of tourist season--Rose has her work cut out for her. All this work gets in the way of riding with her friend Abigail, and sailing with Ben, an older boy that comes to stay at the hotel every summer with his father. But her earthly woes are overshadowed by her duties as a magical messenger. She is transported through time by Favour, witnessing important clues that all lead up to an injustice that Rose must prevent. To make matters worse, the evil Lord of the Moor is trying to stop her with his ghostly army. The distractions of her real life struggle against the importance of her mission, but Rose must overcome all difficulties, if good is to prevail. Cry of a Seagull is the last part of The Messenger fantasy series written by Monica Dickens.
The summer is over and Rose Wood leaves the Wood Briar Hotel for school. Rose misses the summer buzz and her freedom from school, and with several weeks passing by quietly since her magical adventure with the Great Gray Horse she worries that her mission as the messenger of this ancient, brave horse is over.But when the mysterious composer, Mr Vingo, returns to the hotel, Favour, the Great Gray Horse reappears and Rose is summoned for another mission. This time she travels to an abandoned house in a town nearby where a forlorn family tries to survive their hardships. Will Rose and the horse be able to help them? Will Rose resist the temptation to share her secret with her friends, Abigail and Ben? She can only stay the messenger of the horse if she is brave and works undiscovered The Ballad of Favour, is the second book in the four-part fantasy adventures series about Rose and the magical Great Grey Horse.