PBOTD 7th March: Elyne Mitchell - The Silver Brumby
|Hutchinson, 1st edition, 1958|
|Hutchinson reprint 1962|
|Dragon paperback, 1969, cover Peter Archer|
|Dragon paperback, 1973, cover Peter Archer|
The Silver Brumby has been published many times, and there are many Australian and American editions besides the ones illustrated above. It was first published in the UK by Hutchinson in 1958, with a cover by Ralph Thompson. The book was republished in 1962, with a rather undistinguished photo cover which gave the reader little idea that the book was fiction. Dragon Books produced the first paperback version in 1969, with a striking, red-backed cover by Peter Archer. The same artist is also credited with the later, 1973 version - a spectacular difference in styles. Collins issued the book in 2011 as part of its Essential Modern Classics series, and it is still in print.
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For more on the author and her books, she has a page on my website.