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The Railway Children

by Edith Nesbit

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

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This is one of the best-loved family stories of all the classics. When Roberta, Peter and Phyillis’s father is arrested their life is turned upside down. The children move to the country and the railway that runs nearby becomes their greatest source of adventure. One day, they come up with a brilliant plan to make use of the friends they’ve made through the train to prove their father’s innocence and bring him back safely. Will it work? A book to treasure and return to again and again and features the complete and unabridged text. If you love a good story, then look no further.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

The Railway Children Synopsis

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.

However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else.

They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.

About our Collector's Editions: These new compact hardbacks are cloth-bound, with matching coloured end papers, embossed gold and coloured blocking to enhance their beautiful, bespoke cover illustrations. The trim page size is 178 x 129mm.

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ISBN: 9781840227857
Publication date: 07/09/2018
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227857
Publication date: 7th September 2018
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Classics,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage),

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