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The White Riders (Romney Marsh #4)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In Romney Marsh near Hastings, Meryon, Roger, Rissa and Tamzin are upset to learn the marsh they love is to be turned into a holiday camp, and the Merrow family to be thrown out of the farm they have lived in for decades. When the children learn of the legendary White Riders, smugglers who once rode the marsh disguised as ghosts, this seems a perfect weapon to combat the ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published August 23rd 1984 by John Goodchild Publishers (first published 1950)
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Jacey
Mar 11, 2012 Jacey rated it it was amazing
This is a book from my childhood re-read after a gap of maybe forty years. Monica Edwards was writing from the late forties to the late sixties and her two most popular series for children, the Romney Marsh and the Punchbowl Farm stories ran parallel and occasionally overlapped. This is one of the earlier Romney Marsh stories featuring Tamzin Grey, daughter of the Vicar of Westling (a thinly disguised Rye Harbour in Sussex), and also her best friend Rissa, Rissa's cousin Roger and his friend, ...more
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Plucky young 'uns defend the turf (literally) of Romney Marsh against a "holiday camp" developer by channeling legends of "the Marsh" into a plan to scare off the workmen and their boss. I came to it because I like books about Romney Marsh, the southeast corner of England, called "the fifth quarter of the globe." This blends horses (ponies really) with local atmosphere most agreeably. Sad to say, since this book was written holiday camps have proliferated (read Paul Theroux on his walk along ...more
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British children's and young adult writer.

Edwards spent spent much of her childhood at Rye Harbour in East Sussex, encountering the fishermen and rural characters that later appear in her "Romney Marsh" series of books. In 1933 she married Bill Edwards and began publishing articles and verses in a variety of publications. She spent eight years as editor of a Correspondence magazine for parents bef
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