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  • Published: 26 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937892
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

The Railway Children




Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - unforgettable novels with an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, editor of FEMINISTS DON'T WEAR PINK.

When Father mysteriously goes away, the children and their mother leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. 'The Three Chimneys' lies beside a railway track - a constant source of enjoyment to all three. They make friends with the Station Master and Perks the Porter, as well as the jovial 'Old Gentleman' who waves to them everyday from the train. But the mystery remains: where is Father, and will he ever return?

  • Published: 26 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937892
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors. Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. She also wrote Five Children and It but her most famous story is The Railway Children which was first published in 1905 and it hasn't been out of print since. Edith Nesbit was a lady ahead of her time - she cut her hair short, which was considered a very bold move in Victorian times, and she was a founding member of a group that worked towards improvements in politics and society called The Fabian Society. She died in 1924.

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