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Ruth and Jeff

Drinker of the Wind

Sahara Hostage

Drinker of the Wind

Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1960, illus Joan  Kiddell-Monroe, 247 pp.

Ruth and Jeff had come to North Africa because of Shalimar: a pure-bred Arab stallion. Their
father had bought the horse, and in theory Ruth and Jeff were to accompany him back to
England. No sooner had they reached the stallion when Shalimar disappeared, stolen.

Son of the Sahara

Hutchinson of London, 1962, illus Victor Ambrus, 207 pp.

Roy Publishers, New York, 1965, 207 pp.

Abu is a young sweet-seller in a Sahara oasis, and he is desperate to own a horse. His family
is poor, and Abu will never be able to afford a horse on his own. However, when he discovers
a plot to overthrow the Caid of Yelten, his fortunes change. He ends up in a Berber stronghold
in the Aures Mountains, and escapes with El Mansur, an Arab stallion every Arab leader wants.

Sahara Hostage

Nelson, London, 1962, illus Joan Kiddell-Monroe, 229 pp.

The beautiful Shalimar is the pride of the Silver Star Riding Stables. However, the ruthless
Sheik el Sabra is determined to own the stallion, and will stop at nothing.

Bibiography - horse books only

Stallion of the Desert

Abelard-Schuman, London, 1966, illus Charles Pickard, 167 pp.

Aly has a horse of his own: Okba, a magnificent Arab stallion. The town where Aly lives is
attacked by deserters from the French Legion, who carry off the women and children as
hostages. Aly is determined to overcome the villains, with the help of Okba, and his Salumi,

Sahara Trail
Nelson, London, 1972, illus John Roberts, 121 pp.
T Nelson, Nashville, 1974, 156 pp.

Fictionalised true story of a journey Abu Bader and his family take across the Sahara on their
way to their new home in Ghadaia, meeting horse thieves and all manner of other rogues.


Sahara Desert

Sahara Sunset

Possibly adult novels

Exiles in the Sahara - which sounds as if it has no horse content, but please tell me if you have the book and can provide definitive evidence!

Hoofbeats on the Prairie

Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1966, 122 pp.