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E. Nesbit

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    E. Nesbit 1858-1924, was an English author and poet, who wrote or collaborated on more than 60 works of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television and are still popular today, such as The Treasure Seekers and Five Children and It.

    English author Edith Nesbit's impressive body of work includes poems, plays, novels, and even ghost stories, however, she is best known for her beloved children's adventure stories, published under the name E. Nesbit. Among Nesbit's best-known works are The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Railway Children, The Wouldbegoods and Five Children and It. Nesbit's novels departed from the children's literary tradition of fantasy-worlds popularized by Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, and instead focused on the adventures to be had from real-life experiences. Nesbit's work inspired other writers like C. S. Lewis, P. L Travers, and J. K. Rowling, and many of her stories have been adapted for film and television. In addition to writing, Nesbit was an activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist group that provided the foundation for the modern British Labour Party. Nesbit died in 1924.

    2nd October 2014

    Five Children and It

    When five siblings - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb - discover a sand-fairy in their grave... More

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    4th August 2003

    The Treasure Hunt

    Celebrate thirty years of Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series fro... More

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    22nd February 2018

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane accidentally destroy a carpet in their London home with fireworks, their parents rep... More

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    12th October 2017

    The Story of the Amulet

    THE THIRD BOOK IN THE PSAMMEAD TRILOGY, FOLLOWING FIVE CHILDREN AND IT AND THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET 'I ... More

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    1st November 2012

    The Railway Children

    After their father's sudden disappearance, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis must leave their London suburban home, with its se... More

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    1st September 2006

    The Red House

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    31st October 2014

    The Wouldbegoods

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