Riding with the Kindles - Shirley Faulkner-Horne & E. EssLondon: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1941, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Matt paper dust wrapper has insignificant edgewear and is a touch faded with a little loss to the spine ends and corners of both panels and the top edge of the lower panel. Leans slightly. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Gift inscription to the first blank.
Includes: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: “This book consists of an exchange of letters, written in lively fashion, between a school-boy and his sister. Both are sent by their wise parents to riding schools in the holidays (1941).
Sometimes subtly and sometimes plainly, always in amusing vein, the authors convey the information necessary for those who would become the complete modern rider.
It is a new angle 01 approach, this instruction through the pupil. The lessons are no sooner learnt than retailed.
The careless abandon of the youthful sceptic, gives way, after falls and failures to a respectful attitude towards the pony, with which is mingled the thrill of accomplishing a new adventure.
Peter Biegel draws with greater vigour than ever : his line reveals him as an artist who has arrived: he knows what a horse is and he can draw it. His riders have balance: or if they are but passengers they proclaim the fact to the discerning eye.
Miss Shirley Faulkner-Horne has, with this, now written four books and yet she is but just over twenty.
‘E. Ess’ shows, despite his anonymity, the practised hand that can take either bridle or pen with success.”