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Just by looking at our mailing list we know that Fidra Books has lots of overseas readers and we also know that given UK postage prices, ordering from us from overseas is not inexpensive.  So we were delighted to see that Kieron Smith, one of the founders of The Book Depository (subsequently goggled up by [...]

This is the first in the ‘Bunkle’ series about the de Salis family, in which we meet Jill, Robin and Bunkle, so named by his brother and sister because they say he talks such a lot of bunk. They are having an average sort of holiday: Bunkle is infuriating his older siblings, and the most [...]

“Starting a riding club seemed like a good idea at first.  But then the bossy Clarissa Dandleby joins, the Intimidating Major Hooley scares off some of the members and Miss Durdon takes over as President in return for letting the club use her field.  Suddenly it all seems a lot less like fun for Jill [...]

Following the sad death of Josephine it was cheering to hear that her life was to be commemorated by Radio 4′s obituary programe, Last Word.  I was asked to talk about my memories of her and the pony book in general and the marvellous Jilly Cooper also contributed her thoughts.  You can listen to it [...]

It is with great sadness that we have to inform our customers that Josephine Pullein Thompson, author of Six Ponies, Pony Club Team and many more titles that exemplified the 20th century pony book phenomenon.  Six Ponies was one of my very favourite titles as a child and I still have my battered Armada paperback [...]

As Bunkle Brings It Off is coming out next week and we hope that lots of you will want to pre-order copies and because we have lots of other wonderful books on our list that we’d like you all to discover, we’re offering 10% discount on all orders via our website until midnight on 30th [...]

A Celebratory Giveaway!

To celebrate the imminent arrival of Bunkle Brings It Off – 1st July – and to mark the moment where I really feel we’re cracking on with publishing again, we’re running a giveaway for the next few days.  I’m also hoping that this gesture of warmth and generosity will encourage the sun to finally bless [...]

I know that many of our readers have been eagerly awaiting the appearance of Bunkle Brings It Off, the last title in Margot Pardoe’s series about the eponymous Bunkle who spends his life getting into scrapes, being teased by his older siblings (he’s nick-named Bunkle because they say he speaks such a lot of bunk) [...]