The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit (Hardback)
Author of Five Children and It and The Railway Children
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As mentioned in The Guardian: Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson has written the foreword for Elisabeth Galvin’s biography on Nesbit. Writing in The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit, Wilson notes that Noël Coward was among Nesbit’s most passionate admirers. “The books certainly rivet me too – and I hope … Galvin’s biography will introduce many more readers to her children’s books,” she said.
Imagine being one of the most well-loved children’s authors of all time, yet your readers don’t know if you’re a man or a woman. Or even your real name. E. Nesbit is really Edith Nesbit, who wrote more than 100 novels, plays and poetry collections for children and adults between 1885 and 1923.
This year marks the 160th anniversary of her birth and this new biography reveals how Nesbit's colourful private life influenced her writing, from a love affair with George Bernard Shaw to the bohemian parties with H.G. Wells to the death of her son aged just fifteen.
With a foreword by best-selling author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, the book shows how J.K Rowling was influenced by Nesbit and includes interviews with Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins,, who appeared in the beloved 1970 film of The Railway Children.
As featured inThe Guardian 19/7/18
As featured on the 'Book Shelf'Candis, August 2018