Monday, 21 June 2021

Josephine Pullein-Thompson, novelist

A NOVELIST who wrote dozens of books about ponies has died, aged 90.

Josephine Pullein- Thompson grew up in Peppard and had family in Middle Assendon and near Whitchurch.

She and her sisters, Diana and Christine, with whom she initially co-authored, published numerous equestrian adventures.

Their mother Joanna Cannan had been credited with inventing the “pony club” novel during the Thirties.

Josephine published her first novel, Six Ponies, in 1946.

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