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The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country.

The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself.

Each day, the children run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father.

Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance. . .

The Sisterhood collection celebrates the best-loved classic books written by some of the greatest female authors in history.

*The Railway Children by E. Nesbit includes an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis.

Details

  • ISBN: 9780241374900

  • Length: 288  Pages

  • Dimensions: 178mm x 18mm x 129mm

  • Weight: 182g

 

About the Author

Edith Nesbit, born in London in 1858, was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times.

Writing under the name, E. Nesbit, she turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including Five Children and It also became very popular. The Railway Children was first published monthly in the London Magazine in 1905, and published as a book in 1906, which has been in print ever since.

Nesbit wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books and wrote poetry and short stories for adults too.

She dies on 4 May 1924 at the age of 65 in Kent, England. 

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