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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic re-read
I bought this on impulse and, having not read the book for over 38yrs, regretted it once I'd ordered it - but I actually thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the book. It brought back so many memories, and Monica Dickens is an excellent writer who didn't dumb down for children.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not As I Remember It
I got this for pony mad 11 year old daughter as I remember it from childhood. It was a very disapponting purchase as the charachters did not really engage you, either human or horse. Not a patch on the Stacey Gregg novels.
Published on 26 July 2011 by Mrs. Roma U. F. Cox


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic re-read, 3 Jan 2011
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I bought this on impulse and, having not read the book for over 38yrs, regretted it once I'd ordered it - but I actually thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the book. It brought back so many memories, and Monica Dickens is an excellent writer who didn't dumb down for children.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dora at Follyfoot, 26 July 2012
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Monica Dickens first wrote Cobbler's Dream which is the name of a horse stabled at a sanctuary for horses called Follyfoot. That was really for young adults.
She admits that she caught on to the idea of a series for younger people so that horsey youngsters would keep buying the books. Her main characters Dora and Steve appear in Follyfoot and a few others such as Dora at Follyfoot. They were filmed for ITV. These books are aimed at younger readers but are still uncompromising in pointing out cruelty and neglect, as well as the hard work and cost of keeping horses, even those too old to be ridden. Miss Dickens knew her horses and when she wrote Cobbler's Dream, all her horse-owning relatives were scandalised and threatened to disown her for showing people what the horsey world could be like.
Monica was a debutante who got bored and started to work instead, then did various war jobs such as nursing and factory work. As a great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, she was always destined to write. The American influence in the last Follyfoot book is because she met and married an American, becoming a navy wife based in Washington while keeping up her writing career for English publishers and magazines. Her own life story is called An Open Book with several earlier instalments such as One Pair of Hands and to my mind her autobiographies are better than her fiction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not As I Remember It, 26 July 2011
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Mrs. Roma U. F. Cox (Alresford, Hampshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I got this for pony mad 11 year old daughter as I remember it from childhood. It was a very disapponting purchase as the charachters did not really engage you, either human or horse. Not a patch on the Stacey Gregg novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 July 2014
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Excellent in every way. A lovely read to warm 'the cockles of your heart!'
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 15 Nov 2013
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I bought the series of follyfoot for my 10 year old daughter who loved reading them, great characters and story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this book, 22 May 2013
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love this book and i used to watch the tv in younger days. i had a book before but it was torn up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Follyfoot, 19 Mar 2013
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This book is so cool it's the best book ever. If you love horses and you like reading books about them then this is the perfect book for you to read and enjoy!!!!!!! So pony mad readers start reading this book TODAY!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming tale, 15 Mar 2013
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If you love horses - Classic tale well written and still pertinant. Perfect for a teenage girl who loves horses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Follyfoot, 26 July 2012
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Monica Dickens first wrote Cobbler's Dream which is the name of a horse stabled at a sanctuary for horses called Follyfoot. That was really for young adults.
She admits that she caught on to the idea of a series for younger people so that horsey youngsters would keep buying the books. Her main character Dora appears in Follyfoot and a few others such as Dora at Follyfoot. They were filmed for ITV. These books are aimed at younger readers but are still uncompromising in pointing out cruelty and neglect, as well as the hard work and cost of keeping horses, even those too old to be ridden. Miss Dickens knew her horses and when she wrote Cobbler's Dream, all her horse-owning relatives were scandalised and threatened to disown her for showing people what the horsey world could be like.
She was a debutante who got bored and started to work instead, then did various war jobs such as nursing and factory work. As a great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, she was always destined to write. Her own life story is called An Open Book with several earlier instalments such as One Pair of Hands and to my mind her autobiographies are better than her fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, 7 Oct 2014
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What a wonderful book - didn't want it to end.
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