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Flambards 400 copies, 11 reviews
The Edge of the Cloud 228 copies, 4 reviews
Flambards in Summer 200 copies, 3 reviews
Flambards Divided 159 copies, 3 reviews
Blind Beauty 142 copies, 5 reviews
Snowfall 80 copies, 2 reviews
A Midsummer Night's Death 78 copies, 2 reviews
Fly-by-night 76 copies, 2 reviews
Pennington's Heir 59 copies, 1 review
The Team 47 copies, 1 review
Who, Sir? Me, Sir? 46 copies, 2 reviews
Darkling 40 copies, 2 reviews
Falling Angels 33 copies, 1 review
Sea Fever 30 copies
Minna's Quest 28 copies, 1 review
Blue Skies and Gunfire 27 copies, 2 reviews
Wild Lily 25 copies, 1 review
Poor Badger 25 copies, 1 review
Small Gains 24 copies
The Maplin Bird 24 copies, 1 review
Far from Home 21 copies
Dear Fred 21 copies
Stealaway 19 copies
The Plan for Birdsmarsh 16 copies, 1 review
No Turning Back 16 copies
Greater Gains (Definitions) 16 copies, 1 review
Going Home 15 copies
Unquiet Spirits 12 copies
The Boy Who Wasn't There 12 copies, 2 reviews
Windy Webley 10 copies
Windfall 9 copies
Late to Smile 6 copies
Crab the Roan 5 copies
Skylark 4 copies
The Mandrake 4 copies
Queen Moon 2 copies
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K.M. Peyton, born in Birmingham, England, says she began writing at the age of 9. She was first published at 15 under her maiden name of Kathleen Herald. She says she "'never decided to become a writer...[she]...just was one." She grew up in London obsessed with horses: her early books are about girls who have ponies. In 1950, she married a fellow art student, Mike Peyton -- the M. in her pen name is in his honor -- and travelled with him around Europe.

She completed a teaching diploma on their return to the UK, but turned to writing full-time after a few years. One of her first books was Flambards (1967), which became the opener of a much-loved quartet. In 1979, the Flambards series was adapted into a 13-part TV series by Yorkshire Television. She has written more than 70 books in her career and received numerous top literary awards. She was appointed an MBE in 2014.
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