Edith Nesbit - Author
1858-1924
English
There are brown eyes in the world, after all, as well as blue, and one pair of brown that meant heaven to me as the blue had never done

E. Nesbit

The greatest wish of Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924) was to be remembered as a poet, but her poetry, like much of her adult fiction, is long forgotten. She came to write children's stories in later life, and was a responsible for a string of enduring titles, the most notable being 'The Railway Children'. She has been described as 'the first modern writer for children', although Wordsworth readers have also been introduced to her talents as a writer of supernatural fiction.

Books by E. Nesbit