The Railway Children  -     By: E. Nesbit, Jacqueline Wilson
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The Railway Children

Puffin / 2011 / Paperback

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Roberta, Peter and Phyllis don't realize how happy their life in London is until their father goes away unexpectedly. They move to a simple cottage with Mother, and befriend the local porter who goes by the name of Perks. But even though they have many exciting adventures, the mystery remains: where is Father and when will he return?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0141321601
ISBN-13: 9780141321608
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Ages: 8-12
Series: Puffin Classics

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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.

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