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Kathleen Wendy Herald Peyton, who writes as K.M. Peyton (born 2 August 1929, Birmingham, England), is a British author.

She has written more than fifty novels, including the much loved Flambards and its sequels for which she won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award. In 1979 these were made into a 13 part television series, Flambards, which starred Christine McKenna as the novels' heroine Christina Parsons.

She began writing when she was nine, first publishing when she was fifteen under her maiden name of Kathleen Herald; she 'never decided to become a writer...[she]...just was one'. Though she couldn't own a horse (she grew up in London), she was obsessed with them: all her early books are about girls who have ponies. After school, she went to Kingston Art School then Manchester Art School. There she met another student, Mike Peyton (an ex-serviceman who had been a prisoner of war), who shared her love of walking in the Pennines. They married when she was twenty-one and went travelling around Europe.

When they returned to Britain, Peyton completed a teaching diploma. However, after the birth of her second daughter, she turned to writing full-time: mostly boy's adventure stories which she sold in serialised form to The Scout magazine, and then published in full. This was when Peyton began writing under K.M. Peyton: the 'M' was her husband Mike who helped create the plots.

The Peytons loved sailing, and her first books were on that subject; soon, however, she returned to her 'first love', horses, and began to write what became the Flambards series. When Peyton became involved with horse racing, she used those experiences as further inspiration for writing.

Fidra Books has reissued Fly-By-Night and its sequel, The Team. Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and David Fickling Books also publish her work.

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Total Books: 102
Flambards Divided
2015 - Flambards Divided (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780192739025
ISBN-10: 0192739026

The Edge of the Cloud
2014 - The Edge of the Cloud (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192736352
ISBN-10: 0192736353

2014 - Flambards (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780192736376
ISBN-10: 019273637X

No Turning Back
2013 - No Turning Back [Roman Pony Trilogy] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780794531485
ISBN-10: 0794531482
Genre: Children's Books

Minna's Quest Internet Referenced
2013 - Minna's Quest Internet Referenced [Roman Pony Trilogy] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780794531430
ISBN-10: 0794531431
Genre: Children's Books

Blind Beauty
2011 - Blind Beauty (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781407124308
ISBN-10: 1407124307

Paradise House
2011 - Paradise House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781407116648
ISBN-10: 1407116649
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Blue Skies  Gunfire
2008 - Blue Skies Gunfire [Definitions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781862301573
ISBN-10: 1862301573
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Greater Gains
2006 - Greater Gains [Definitions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099472971
ISBN-10: 009947297X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Last Ditch
2006 - The Last Ditch [Ulverscroft General Fiction] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781846172946
ISBN-10: 1846172942

2004 - Stealaway (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812627220
ISBN-10: 0812627229
Genre: Children's Books

Blind Beauty Library Edition
Small Gains
2004 - Small Gains (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099443872
ISBN-10: 0099443872
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

No Roses Round the Door
2004 - No Roses Round the Door (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843951919
ISBN-10: 1843951916
Genre: Romance

The Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 3 1000 Headwords Who Sir Me Sir 1000 Headwords
2000 - The Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 3 1000 Headwords Who Sir Me Sir 1000 Headwords [Oxford Bookworms Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780194230216
ISBN-10: 019423021X
Genre: Reference

The Pony That Went to Sea
1998 - The Pony That Went to Sea (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780749731120
ISBN-10: 0749731125

Windy Webley
1997 - Windy Webley (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552545532
ISBN-10: 0552545538
Genre: Children's Books

Swallow Summer
1997 - Swallow Summer (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552529693
ISBN-10: 0552529699

Chilling Christmas Tales
1993 - Chilling Christmas Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590553339
ISBN-10: 059055333X
Genre: Children's Books

Flambards Trilogy
1989 - Flambards Trilogy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140054613
ISBN-10: 0140054618
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Pennington's Seventeenth Summer
1989 - Pennington's Seventeenth Summer [Handi-read] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781850899709
ISBN-10: 1850899703
Genre: Children's Books

1980 - The Maplin Bird [Gregg Press children's literature series] (Other)Hardcover
1979 - Prove Yourself a Hero [Peacock Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1970 - Stormcock Meets Trouble [Seagull Lib.] (Hardcover)