Edith Nesbitt

Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington in London in 1858, the youngest of the four surviving children. Throught her child hood she travelled around france with her family and spent most of the her  time reading books. When her family moved to Halstead hall in Kent ,she started poetry , at fifteen years of age her poetry was published in a magazine.When she was 21 she married a bank employee named Hubert Bland .  The Blands were founder members of the fabian society , and close friends of George  Bernard shaw and HG Wells. They were famous  for classics like the Wouldbegoods, the Phoenix, and the carpets, the New treasure seekers and the Railway children. Edith was a childrens author when she was forty. She pretended to be a man  because women didn,t write books then to act like a man she cut her hair short and smoked in public it was daring thing in its day, for a lady. The Railway children was a serial in a magazine in London in 190,it was later published  in 1906,as a novel . Edith stopped writing childrens books when her husband died in 1914 during the first world war. Later in her life she remarried a friend in 1917. Edith died at the age of 65.

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