Still not finished Trebizon, but will have by tomorrow as reading Fifth Year Friendships and haven't managed to get hold of other two, so can't update on Pony Club Camp yet.
But I do have another plea for help...on putting away my new purchses that arrived yesterday....after only two + weeks in transit!!!...I found one was a dreaded 'B'. Now before you get totally the wrong idea I only keep my books in alphabetical order so i can easily check if I have it or not when I spot nice ones on ebay etc. Honest!!! Needless to say the rest of the house is not quite so neat and orderly. I was avoiding the dreaded cleaning by putting them away in the first place. The theory being my other half may think I did some if table is less cluttered? Worth a try anyhow!
Back to dreaded 'B'. Well that is the section where Judith Berrisford falls and is the cause of endless misery. No her books arn't that bad, I rather like them but what is the correct order for the Jackie series....does anyone know? Does anyone know JMB? Does she know herself?
Mine are currently in published order but this itself has flaws. As you can see from the pic my own collection houses several different 'runs' and duplicates of a few titles add to this so I have pictured a selection. I have taken the published date from my first editions wherever possible but I don't have them all so have had to take first published date for some from reprints, so there is a possibility of inaccuracy. Mine are ordered
1 Jackie Won A Pony - 1958- (simple)
2 Ten Ponies And Jackie - 1959 -(getting harder as two published this year but based on fact Babs had no pony)
3 Jackie's Show Jumping Surprise - 1959 - (now the real problems start - Babs owns Patch and Aunt Di marries Steve Rowland....her 'adopted' son Lenny turns up needing help as his father has let out of prison .......no probs yet but read on)
4 Jackie's Pony Patrol - 1961 - (Now Aunt Di lives alone and Patch is her pony and she gives him Babs, we learn the story of Lenny and his father and he goes to live with Di and his father goes to prison)
5 Jackie and the Pony Trekkers - 1963 -(this was badged no 2 when republished by Hodder in the 90's...I don't think full series was published)
6 Jackie's Pony Camp Summer - 1968 -
7 Jackie and the Pony Boys - 1970 -
8 Jackie and The Misfit Pony - 1975 - (Armada badged this as no 3 in the 80's reprints....I think the whole series to date was printed )
9 Jackie On Pony Island -1977 - (Hodder badged this 5 in 90's)
10 Jackie And the Ponby Thieves - 1978 -
11 Jackie And The Phantom Ponies - 1979
12 Jackie and the Moonlight Pony - 1980 - (actually badged 12 by Armada too...from this point they fall into place as Armada's are badged according to date order published and Jackie finally gets a little older.)
13 Jackie and the Pony Rivals -1981 -
14 Jackie and the Missing Show Jumper - 1982-
15 - Change Ponies Jackie - 1983 -
16 Jackie's Steeple Chase Adventure -1984 -
Please, please anyone know the order and or got any more numbered editions to throw into the confusion?
Maybe not as polished or an as likeable character as say Jill but I do think these books deserve recognition amongst the best pony books. They are very wholesome and different from a lot of pony books in that in the early titles there is often a mystery to solve or a baddie involved while still firmly being a pony book. The last few titles are much better, in my opinion, the writing style is slightly different and the mystery element tended to be replaced by a more 'horsey' theme.
The other thing I think it's hard to get your 'adult' head round is how many summers Jackie managed to have while keeping the youthful age of 13 to 15ish? As a child I never thought about it but as an adult you just wishe you knew her secret.