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Edith Nesbit - Author

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Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a mischievous, tomboyish child who grew up to be an unconventional adult. She and her husband were founder members of the socialist Fabian Society and their home became a centre for socialist and literary discussion. Their friends included some of the time’s greatest writers and thinkers, including George Bernard Shaw and H G Wells.

Everything about Edith showed her as a woman trying to break out of the mould demanded by English society at the time – she expressed her individuality through her clothes, hairstyle, lifestyle and her habit of speaking forcefully on almost any subject. She lived her socialism and late in life her charitable deeds brought her close to bankrupcy.

E Nesbit – she always used the plain initial for her writing and was sometimes thought to be a man – started to write for children after years of successful writing for adult magazines. She was asked to write about her childhood but instead of facts chose to describe her happy girlhood in fiction. The result was books still read today, firm bestsellers for decades. She was brilliant at combining real-life situations with elements of fantasy and humour. Films – such as The Railway Children - have kept her stories in the public eye and her magical fantasies, including Five Children and It, continue to delight each new generation of children.

Books by Edith Nesbit

In Homespun

In Homespun

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Enchanted Castle

The Enchanted Castle

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2020

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

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