Tuesday, 12 August 2014

PBOTD 12th August: Primrose Cumming - Four Rode Home

Primrose Cumming's Four Rode Home was published in 1951, and is the story of four friends who decide to ride from the New Forest back home to Kent. They get lost, and manage to lose the ponies too, but they do make it home in the end. I suppose that's the think with trekking stories: one always does make it home at the end. You're sent out to have independent adventure, but always in the knowledge that home is still waiting. 


Four Rode Home has a dustjacket by Maurice Tulloch. He specialised in sunlit scenes, and sadly on this cover, in children without hats. It's interesting to see that in neither of the reprints do the children acquire hats. 



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