Fidra Books

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Fidra Books is a publisher based in Edinburgh which specialises in reissuing forgotten children's books, especially those from the 1940s onwards.

It was set up in 2005 by Malcolm and Vanessa Robertson, who also opened Edinburgh's only dedicated Children's Bookshop in November 2007. Fidra Books' first publication was Margot Pardoe's The Far Island (Pardoe also wrote the highly successful Bunkle series which is also being republished).

Many of Fidra Books' publications include much-loved pony books by authors such as K.M. Peyton and Josephine Pullein-Thompson. 'It seems', as a Daily Telegraph article commented, that 'there are stirrings in the pony book business' and the genre is undergoing a renaissance.[1]

Fidra Books also publishes other classic genres, such as adventure and school stories.

Fidra Books' other authors include Olivia FitzRoy, Anne Digby (author of the acclaimed Trebizon books), Victoria Walker, Primrose Cumming, Elinor Lyon, Mabel Esther Allan, and Ruby Ferguson.


  1. ^ Forrest, Susanna (14 July 2007). "Why girls still sign up for the pony club". Books. Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 

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