|Flambards (1967) [Novel]|
by K. M. Peyton
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Twelve year old orphan Christina Parsons is sent to live with her uncle Russell and his two sons in the decaying old country house, Flambards. There she finds a strange, brooding household dominated by her crippled uncle, with his passion for horses, his sudden rages and callous cruelty. Her two cousins could not be more different - Mark with a bullying charm and sharing his fatherís love of fox-hunting, and Will who hates anything to do with hunting or horses and yearns only to build and fly aeroplanes. Ordered to learn to ride by her uncle, Christina discovers, to her surprise, that she enjoys it and finds in her teacher, the stable-lad Dick, a sympathetic friend to steer her through the emotional undercurrents and discord which divide the Russell household.
Original title: Flambards
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Horses