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The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2021

With its gold foil embossing and warm-hued cover illustration, this edition of E Nesbit’s The Railway Children (part of Wordsworth’s Exclusive Collection) makes a great gift. If you’ve seen and loved the film, but not read the book, you’re in for a treat. This is your chance to experience the story’s timeless charms afresh. Though suffused in enchanting nostalgic charm (it was first published as a series of stories in 1905, and as a novel in 1906), The Railway Children remains appealing to contemporary readers as it tells the moving, gripping story of three children whose comfortable lives are swept from under their feet when their daddy is compelled to leave their London home. Life couldn’t be more different in the country - their mother works as a writer to keep food on the table, and the children take comfort from the railway they live near to. They befriend the station’s Porter and Master, and even save a train from calamity, but the mystery and ache of their father’s disappearance looms large, until the Old Gentleman lends a hand. Packed with drama and adventure, this wonderful story delicately explores the emotional strains of coping with an absent parent, and shows how people can adapt in order to survive - and thrive - in challenging, changed situations.

Other books by Edith Nesbit

February, A Month In Verse

February, A Month In Verse

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 23/09/2013

Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at each calendar month through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a guide to the days within each. This volume of Poetry is all about February - the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, brings not only the shortest month but for lovers everywhere, Valentine's day. On this and other themes our poets including William Wordsworth, Thomas Chatterton, Edith Nesbit, Daniel Sheehan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Anne Bronte and others have much to say. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.

Edith Nesbit, The Poetry Of

Edith Nesbit, The Poetry Of

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 23/09/2013

Edith Nesbit, The Poetry - An Introduction. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories and ghost stories some of which are available in other volumes. But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total. Like many consummate writers who yearn to be recognised as poets their other works are given greater recognition. Now in this volume you be the judge. Many of these poems are also available on our audiobook version at iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.

Short Stories Of Edith Nesbit

Short Stories Of Edith Nesbit

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 23/09/2013

The Short Stories Of Edith Nesbit. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Edith Nesbit. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories (stories some of which are available in our other volumes). But in this volume we explore her short stories. And they bring out a very different side of her imagination. For a start they are dark in nature, short in length. They brim with atmosphere around characters that could be our neighbours. And they almost always end with a fright. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884 naming one of their sons Fabian in its honour. Together they edited the Society's journal; Today. Edith was an active lecturer and prolific writer on socialism during the 1880s and co-wrote with her husband under the name "e;Fabian Bland"e;, though this activity dwindled with her mounting success as a children's author grew. Several members of the Fabian Society founded the London School Of Economics where she was often a guest lecturer. Edith Nesbit lived from 1899 to 1920 in Well Hall House, Eltham, Kent, which appears in fictional guise in several of her books. On 20 February 1917, some three years after Bland died, Nesbit married Thomas "e;the Skipper"e; Tucker. They were married in Woolwich, where he was a ship's engineer on the Woolwich Ferry. Towards the end of her life she moved to a house called "e;Crowlink"e; in Friston, East Sussex, and later to "e;The Long Boat"e; at Jesson, St Mary's Bay, New Romney, East Kent where, suffering from lung cancer, she died in 1924 and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary in the Marsh. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total. Like many consummate writers she mastered many areas of writing and in this we include her Poetry and her short stories. Some of these stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores and read for you by Richard Mitchley.

Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/06/2013

EDITH NESBIT, The Poetry - An Introduction. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories and ghost stories some of which are available in other volumes. But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total. Like many consummate writers who yearn to be recognised as poets their other works are given greater recognition. Now in this volume you be the judge. These poems are brought to your ears by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.

Poetry of Febuary

Poetry of Febuary

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/06/2013

FEBRUARY - the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, brings not only the shortest month but for lovers everywhere, Valentine's day. On this and other themes our poets including Hopkins, Nesbit, Teasdale, Coleridge and Dickinson have much to say. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; February - An Introduction; Lines On Observing a Blossom On The First of February 1796 By Samuel Taylor Coleridge; On The Death Of Ms Burnite who Died February 2nd 1878 By David John Scott; February 3rd 1830 By Henry Alford; February Morning By Robert Laurence Binyon; Afternoon In February By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Verses Written In February 1824 By Joanna Baillie; A Calendar Of Sonnets By Helen Hunt Jackson; In February By Alice Meynell; February 10th 1840 By Henry Alford; Hymn Written Sunday February 11th, 1798 By Robert Anderson; February By Edith Nesbit; Nature of Love By Rabindranath Tagore; February Twilight by Sara Teasdale; A Valentines Song By Robert Louis Stevenson ; The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships By Christopher Marlowe; The Kiss By Dante Gabriel Rossetti; In The Safety Of Your Mouth By Daniel Sheehan; How Like A Winter Hath My Absence Been (Sonnet 97) By William Shakespeare; Winter By Anne Bradstreet; To Sappho By Robert Herrick; February By Sara Teasdale; I Who All The Winter Through By Robert Louis Stevenson; Winters Naked Wood By Daniel Sheehan; February By Arthur Christopher Benson; February By Dollie Radford; For The Anniversary Of John Keats Death By Sara Teasdale; Lines Written In Early Spring By William Wordsworth; At Castle Wood By Emily Bronte; February By Louisa Sarah Bevington; Anne Bronte - In Memory Of A Happy Day In February; To Susanna, February 1824 By Eliza Acton.

Second Macabre MEGAPACK(R)

Second Macabre MEGAPACK(R)

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/04/2013

This volume is a treasure-trove of rare 19th-century macabre stories for lovers of classic fantasy and horror. From ghosts of mind and spirit to paranormal experiences, from exotic Arabian Nights adventures to Deals with the Devil, each story in this volume is sure to delight the discerning reader of classic fantasy and horror. Included are:THE GRAY LADY, by Mary E. LeeTHE EBONY FRAME, by Edith NesbitTHE DOOM, by BenedictTHE CURSE OF THE CATAFALQUES, by F. AnsteyTHE STRIDING PLACE, by Gertrude AthertonSISTER SERAPHINE, by Edna W. UnderwoodEXTRAORDINARY INDIAN FEATS OF LEGERDEMAIN, by David Dawson MitchellLAZARUS, by Leonid AndreyevTHE TRANSFIGURED, by Heinrich Zschokke THE UNCANNY BAIRN, by Mrs. Alfred (Louisa) BaldwinUNCLE ABRAHAM'S ROMANCE, by Edith NesbitMAN-SIZE IN MARBLE, by Edith NesbitTHE SECRET OF THE STRADIVARIUS, by Hugh ConwayMR. LINDSAY'S MANUSCRIPT, by T. H. E.ROSAURA AND HER RELATIONS, by Baron Friedrich de la Motte FouquTHE ENCHANTED GIFTS, by Mrs. Jane L. SwiftTHE GALLOWS MAN, by Baron Friedrich de la Motte FouquTHE ROCK OF HANS HEILING, by Theodor KoernerTHE VISION OF AGIB, by AnonymousWINDERHANS AND THE GENTLEMAN IN BLACK, by AnonymousAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "e;Wildside Megapack"e; (or just Megapack if Wildside Megapack doesn't work) to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more!

Flehes an Hens Horn

Flehes an Hens Horn

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Flehes an Hens Horn by Edith Nesbit

The Power of Darkness and Other Chilling Tales

The Power of Darkness and Other Chilling Tales

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2012

The Power of Darkness and Other Chilling Tales by Edith Nesbit

Oxford Children's Classics The Railway Children

Oxford Children's Classics The Railway Children

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2012

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to move with their mother from their London home to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station the children make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures on the railway, one question still remains ...is their father ever coming back? The latest welcome addition to the popular Oxford Children's Classics series.

The Wouldbegoods

The Wouldbegoods

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2011

The Wouldbegoods by Edith Nesbit

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2011

The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

Magic World

Magic World

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2011

This beautiful collection of twelve children's stories has been specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK. Edith Nesbit takes the reader into many magical worlds, and children of all ages will enjoy this fantastic addition to any book collection.

Magic City

Magic City

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2011

In this classic tale from renowned children's author Edith Nesbit, Philip and Lucy are transported into a magic city built from toys. However, everyone is threatened with disaster if the children can't save them through valiant deeds! This beautifully crafted eBook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers by Andrews UK.

Pussy and Doggy Tales

Pussy and Doggy Tales

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2011

This fantastic book with plenty of short stories about cats and dogs has been a favourite for many years, and is now presented in a wonderfully formatted edition especially for today's e-readers. Written by Edith Nesbit, these classic tales will delight children of all ages.

New Treasure Seekers

New Treasure Seekers

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2011

This classic tale from E. Nesbit features the six Bastable children who get into scrapes despite always trying to be so good! Appealing to a wide age range, this wonderfully presented eBook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers.

Pussy and Doggy Tales by Edith Nesbit, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Pussy and Doggy Tales by Edith Nesbit, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Pussy and Doggy Tales by Edith Nesbit, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology by Edith Nesbit

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