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E. Nesbit
Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her... show more
Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors. Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. She also wrote Five Children and It but her most famous story is The Railway Children which was first published in 1905 and it hasn't been out of print since. Edith Nesbit was a lady ahead of her time - she cut her hair short, which was considered a very bold move in Victorian times, and she was a founding member of a group that worked towards improvements in politics and society called The Fabian Society. She died in 1924.


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Birth date: 1858
Died: 1924
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It would have been of little interest to me as a child, but this was published in 1902, which means it predates the superficially similar "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (parentless children having supernatural adventures in a country-house setting) by several decades. That association is the...
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Abandoned by user rated it 10 months ago
Apparently E. Nesbit, of the Psammead, the Bastables and the Railway Children, also wrote at least a few books for adults (although this felt more YA, or even, shudder, NA, than anything else). Who knew? This book is adorable. It had a distinct Anne of the Island vibe, which is my favorite of all ...
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myworldinwordsandpages rated it 3 years ago
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Karen voices the story as one would reading to a young child, which is expected being the book is for children. She makes it sound fun with voicing the characters in different tones to fit their stature...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
I took my time, but finally, I sat and finished. I'm so happy. This is a charming book. Beyond the general cautionary about wishes, the kids learn the downsides of some of the usual daydreams one has a child. I admit I had a blast waiting to see how some of the wishes would go wrong. Some I could ...
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Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 5 years ago
I read this story as part of The Dead Writers Society Genre Challenge for January which was to read a book in the Action/Adventure/Travel genre and I chose this book.Told be a unnamed narrator (which honestly you figure out quite quickly) readers find out that the narrator is one of the Bastable Chi...
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