(1921 - 1977)
Katharine Hull and Pamela Whitlock met when they were school children (fourteen and fifteen respectively), whilst sheltering from a thunderstorm. They discovered shared interests and decided to write a story about ponies set on Exmoor, called The Far-Distant Oxus (1837). The two authors followed it with Escape to Persia (1938), The Oxus in Summer (1939) and Crowns (1947).
The authors of The Far-Distant Oxus turn their hands to fantasy.
Escape to Persia (1938)
The Hunterly children bet their aunt they can make their way to the Oxus in twenty-four hours with only thirty shillings. The ponies are glad to see them.
The Far-Distant Oxus (1937)
A tale of ponies and adventure set on Exmoor.
The Far-Distant Oxus (1969)
Three children spend the summer holiday on Exmoor where they find ponies, friends and adventure. This is a somewhat shorter version of the original work. The original illustrations have also been dispensed with.
Oxus in Summer (1939)
A collection of stories about the adventures of the six friends in the Oxus country.