|Dennis Dobson, 1976, first edition|
|Granada paperback, 1978|
Not only does it look as if Mary is losing Anna, she's losing September. Although she looks after him, she is not allowed to ride him, as Anna's father is in charge of exercising him. He overdoes it, and September suffers from overwork. It seems as if Anna is powerless: she has no money, which is the one thing that would give her clout. Eventually, of course, it does work out, and it's interesting to see a book which focuses not on the excitement of boarding school life, but what it's like for those left behind, and on the tensions between old and new lives.
|Granada hardback, 1985|
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