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The Team Paperback – Feb 1982


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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New edition edition (Feb 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099276801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099276807
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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K. M. Peyton was brought up in the suburbs of London and went to school in Wimbledon. Obsessed by horses, she was unable to own a pony but saved up for riding lessons - one every school holidays - on Wimbledon Common. She had an 'imaginary' stable of two thousand horses and ponies, all listed in exercise books. She still remembers many of these 'pretend' animals even now.

She began writing while still at school and has never stopped writing since. She had written about ten books before her first one was accepted for publication by A & C Black when she was fifteen, Sabre, the Horse from the Sea, published under her maiden name, Kathleen Herald.

She continued to write during her period at Manchester Art School where she met a fellow student, Michael Peyton. They married in 1950 and in the six years before their first child was born they lived in a variety of places and undertook any jobs that were available. For two years Mrs Peyton taught at Northampton High School. Both she and her husband travelled abroad, hitch-hiking and living out in the mountains, and in 1955 they went to Canada and the USA where they lived for nine months, working and travelling. They did a 150 mile trip by canoe in Northern Ontario and walked in the Rockies for as long as they could carry food.

In 1956 the Peytons bought a derelict cottage on the edge of a village on the Essex marshes. Here they worked, writing and drawing, and had two daughters, Hilary and Veronica, bought a boat and sailing became a passion. Michael Peyton has since specialised in sailing for a living, and now is a well-known internationally as a yachting cartoonist, a journalist and charter skipper. In 1970 their cottage was compulsorily purchased when a new town was scheduled for the area and they moved to another farm cottage three miles down the river where they now live.

K. M. Peyton has written many articles for the Guardian and for women's magazines, she has had over thirty novels published, mainly for the teenage market. The most well-known of which is Flambards, on which the popular television serial was based.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Oct 2002
Format: Hardcover
the sequel to the equally superb 'fly-by-night'.
upset at having grown too big for her beloved pony fly-by-night, ruth hollis buys a new pony at a horse sale. although he is dirty and lame, she thinks he is the same pony that once won scores of rosettes for her friend and brilliant rider, peter mcnair.
the pony is indeed the same one, and quiet ruth suddenly faces a score of problems at once. worried that her riding is inadequate; hurt by peter's bitter reaction, she is also asked to join the local pony club team. and this is where the drama starts...
the book is infinitely readable, not just for the events [which are about far more than just horses] but also for the fact that mrs peyton really brings her characters to life - whether bossy matriarch, reluctant young stud or timid and excited heroine.
if you see this book for sale, buy it!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Clark on 26 May 2009
Format: Paperback
Fly by Night was one of my favourite teenage reads and I was delighted to find this follow up. Now most certainly past teenage years and heading to middle age I found this had all the magic of Fly by Night with the added spice of the slight hint of a growing relationship between Ruth and Peter. A lovely read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 28 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved this book and It's really exciting to read.Once I started reading I couldn't stop! Another amazing book before 'the team' is Fly-By-Night and a book after 'the team' is 'prove yourself a hero'. Km Peyton books are fabulous and I would highly recommend this book 'the team' an ideal book for horse lovers.I am only 10 but I just loved Fly-By-Night and The Team! The Team is a book about Ruth Hollis a girl who has outgrown her beloved pony Fly By Night and buys a new horse that she thinks is her friends old horse Toadhill Flax.Ruth is hurt by the reaction Peter McNair gives her when he knows Ruth has Toad.A brilliant book.Happy reading!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lady A on 15 Jan 2011
Format: Paperback
Fab book, love the characters and their interaction with each other. lots going on, and i highly reccommend it!

If you have read this book or want to read it, also i would reccommend buying 'Prove Yourself a Hero' by the same author, which is all about Jonathan, one of the secondary characters (and my personal favourite character of Peyton's) getting kidnapped for a ransom (it also includes lots of horse racing, so don't worry about that, horsy fans) and features Peter McNair (one of the main characters of this book) as an important character.
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Brilliant follow up to the first book 'fly by night' - it continues the story of Ruth and her pony Fly as she eventually grows out of him and buys a second pony at auction who she seems to recognise although it has fallen on hard times! - a great read again.
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