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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. </div> --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful story for children...my 9 year old daughter loved it! I would highly recommend it! Fun story for reading for elementary children.Published 18 months ago by pollyanna
We were disappointed that this cover didn't match the cover to the other two, but all in all, the insides are great, good book and finished off a set for usPublished 23 months ago by L. Smith
I have not read the prequel to this book, but this book is actually pretty good on its own, though it does refer to a few events in the past book. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by M
Edith Nesbit is my personal hero. I read a review once that explained that when a reader first discovers this Victorian authoress, he or she always feels as if come across some... Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by P. B. McCaffery
E. Nesbit's books are to be recommended to every child with spirit and imagination. All her books, including The Story of the Amulet were written at a time when children's... Read morePublished on February 4, 2008 by Cathi Radner Castrio
What a charming children's story! Aimed for kids about 10 and up, including me. Written in 1905 or 6, set in London, but escaping to ancient Tyre, Egypt, England, Babylon,... Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by C. L Wilson