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Anna Sewell

  • 5 stars across 86 books

    Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. At the age of fourteen she injured both of her ankles in an accident, which meant that she could never walk properly again. Because of this she relied heavily on travelling in horse-drawn carriages, and it was from here that her love of horses grew. In 1871 Anna began writing a book aimed at encouraging more humane treatment of horses. Owing to her failing health the story took nearly seven years to complete but was eventually published in 1877. Sadly, Anna never got to know of the huge success of Black Beauty , her only book, as she died in 1878, five months after the book's publication.
    6th October 2016

    Black Beauty

    "Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it." Tran... More

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    5th July 2012

    Ladybird Classics: Black Beauty

    This beautiful hardback Ladybird Classic edition of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is a perfect first illustrated introdu... More

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    1st February 2013

    The Story of Black Beauty

    When the young horse Black Beauty is sold, he has no idea of the hardships he is about to face. A moving series of tales... More

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    1st February 1995

    Black Beauty

    Black Beauty begins life in a loving home. But his owners are forced to sell him, and Black Beauty's fortunes change. He... More

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    1st February 2002

    Black Beauty

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    15th April 2007

    Black Beauty

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    1st January 2002

    Black Beauty

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    21st October 2014

    Oxford Children's Classics: World of Wonder box set

    A beautiful boxed set containing four of the greatest stories ever told - Anne of Green Gables, Alice's Adventures in Wo... More

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