Martha Robinson

British author of children's fiction and non-fiction of a wide range. Some of them were animal stories, including a series about a vet's family which has some horse content.

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Vet Series: (Some horse content)
Mainly animal/family stories, with some horse content. Not sure how much is in all of the books however, as have not read them all. If you can tell me more about the horse content in each book I'd love to hear from you.

1. THE VET'S FAMILY
(HARRAP 1963)
ILLUSTRATED BY GWENDOLINE GIBSON
Reprinted in paperback by Armada in the 1970s
EDITION PICTURED: Armada paperback
SUMMARY:  A vet and his children, Tom and George, are visited by their American cousins, Jane and Linda.

2.  THE VET'S SON
(HARRAP 1966)
ILLUSTRATED BY GWENDOLINE GIBSON
Reprinted in paperback by Armada in the 1970s
ILLUSTRATED BY GWENDOLINE GIBSON
EDITION PICTURED: Armada paperback
SUMMARY: Jane and Linda are forced to extend their holiday with their uncle due to their mother's recent illness and house problems. Upset at not seeing their mother and missing the start of high school, they are nevertheless pleased when they have the chance to learn to ride. Jane however is not a natural horsewoman, but hopes she can prove herself in other ways. Unfortunately her attempts to help out with an outbreak of mastitis on a nearby farm cause ructions between Tom and his father.
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

3.  THE VET'S NIECE'S
(HARRAP 1967)
ILLUSTRATED BY DOUGLAS RELF
EDITION PICTURED: Armada paperback
Reprinted in paperback by Armada in the 1970s
SUMMARY: Twins Linda and Jane help their cousin Tom in solving the mystery of the sick and dying lambs. Can they save them?

4.  THE VET'S PROBLEM
(HARRAP 1969)
EDITION PICTURED: First edition

5.  THE VET'S HOLIDAY
(HARRAP 1971)
RARE


Collectors Info:
The first three books were initially published in hardback, then reprinted as Armada paperbacks in the 1970s. I am not sure if the last two in the series were ever reprinted in paperback. The last book in the series is very rare. First editions are all hard to find. The Armada paperbacks are a lot easier, though still fairly scarce books. They are, however, usually cheap. The books can be found outside the UK, but are usually expensive.