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  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit - The Ghost Stories. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit, The Poetry - An Introduction. Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories and ghost stories some of which are available in other volumes. But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer for...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories such as The Railway Children. But in this volume we explore her short stories of the macabre and ghostly sort. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later - whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals. Included are: 1. A Midsummer Night's Dream 2. The Tempest 3. As You Like It 4. A Midsummer Night's Dream 5. The Winter's Tale 6. King Lear 7. Twelfth Night 8. Night Much Ado About Nothing 9. Romeo and Juliet 10. Pericles 11. Hamlet 12. Cymbeline 13. Macbeth 14. The Comedy of Errors 15. The Merchant of Venice 16. Timon of Athens 17. Othello 18. The Merchant of Venice 19. The Taming of the Shrew 20. Measure for Measure 21. Two Gentleman of Verona 22. All's Well That Ends Well AUTHORS Edith Nesbit and...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    On a summer holiday in the countryside of England, five children suddenly find themselves without the supervision of their parents. Left alone with the housekeeper, the children anticipate a dull vacation. However, they soon find more adventure than they can handle. The first day after their parents leave, the children head for a gravel pit to pretend that they are at the beach. While digging in the sand they find a Psammead, or a sand fairy. The grumpy genie promises to grant the children one wish a day that will last until sunset. But as often happens with wishes, none turn out quite the way the children expect. They are led through a series of hilarious adventures by the Psammead as they...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories: Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    A collection of poetry in the whimsical style of Edith Nesbit, author of "The Five Children and It" and "The Railway Children". These poems are primarily for adults, although a few are written for her daughters. The majority are philosophical reflections on Edith Nesbit's life as a wife and mother, and theological reflections on Christianity and faith, the nature of the world, life and death. (Summary by Beth...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses: These eight dragon tales are filled with the imaginative wit of children's author Edith Nesbit. Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E....read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Gothic Tales Of Terror - Volume 3. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Nesbit and MR James. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are Facts of the Case Of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling, Man Size in Marble by Edith Nesbit and Casting The Runes by MR James. These stories are read for you by many readers including Geoff McGivern, Bill Wallis and Richard...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children’s stories and ghost stories (some of which are available in other book and audiobook volumes from ourselves). But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later – whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally, Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children’s stories and ghost stories (some of which are available in other book and audiobook volumes from ourselves). But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London. Her early life was one of constant house changes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later – whilst she was 7 months pregnant. Additionally, Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout. The two children of this relationship were raised by Edith as her own as well as their own three. They founded the Fabian Society in 1884. Thought of as the first modern writer...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Edith Nesbit is best known as the author of children's classics, such as The Railway Children. She was also a renowned author of ghost stories and othertales of terror, the macabre and the supernatural. In this collection of spine-chilling narratives, Nesbit presents us with a truly masterful set of tales of love which reaches out beyond the grave, ghosts, eerie incarnations, evil deeds and uncanny happenings. Perfect bedtime listening.... if you...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The magic Psammead is back! This time the four children, Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane are stuck in London for the Summer, when they come across the Psammead (or wish-giving sand-fairy), imprisoned in a pet shop. They manage to free him, and he tells them where they can get hold of a magic amulet which will bring them their hearts' desire. Unfortunately when the amulet is secured, it is incomplete. They and the Psammead must travel back into ancient history to see the part of the amulet which was lost. The children experience one breathtaking adventure after another in Babylon, Egypt, the lost city of Atlantis, Tyre... Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K....read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Febuary - the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, brings not only the shortest month but for lovers everywhere, Valentine's day. On this and other themes our poets including Hopkins, Nesbit, Teasdale, Coleridge and Dickinson have much to say. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; February - An Introduction; Lines On Observing a Blossom On The First of February 1796 By Samuel Taylor Coleridge; On The Death Of Ms Burnite who Died February 2nd 1878 By David John Scott; February 3rd 1830 By Henry Alford; February Morning By Robert Laurence Binyon; Afternoon In February By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Verses Written In February 1824 By Joanna...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Harding's Luck tells the exciting story of brave Dickie Harding, a little disabled boy and his many adventures. One day, Dickie accidentally discovers an old magic that allows him to travel into his own past across five hundred years. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in The House of Arden), and together they seek a long-lost treasure. It's a story of injustice, poverty, deformity, magic, romance, suspense, sacrifice, and eventual triumph over adversity. The companion volume to The House of Arden, Harding's Luck was written by the popular and prolific English writer and poet Edith Nesbit (1858-1924), who wrote or collaborated on more than sixty books of children's literature...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are suddenly yanked out of their comfortable lives and removed to live in the country with only their mother and to "play at being poor". Will they ever again be allowed to have bread with butter AND jam? Why does mother spend all day frantically writing in her room? And what has happened to their father? The Railway Children is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved books. It has been made into five films and a musical. The story of three children making friends with everyone around them and doing their best to do good and to be good (but not always succeeding) contains no magic, but the warmth of Nesbit's storytelling permeates the...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Paul Copley and Timothy Bateson star in a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of E. Nesbit's enchanting and unforgettable classic. Roberta, Peter and Phyllis lead an ordinary suburban life with Mother and Father, enjoying trips to the zoo and the pantomime. But when Father is mysteriously taken away one night, everything changes. The children must move to the country, to a little white cottage near the railway line, where eventually they find that there are plenty of adventures to be had and friends to be made - including Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. But the mystery remains - what has happened to Father, and will he come back? The story of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis and...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of E. Nesbit's classic The Railway Children, brilliantly read by the actress Jenny Agutter. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Download E. Nesbit's timeless classic Five Children and It, read by 007 star Samantha Bond and brought to you by Puffin Audiobooks. When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient sand-fairy! Having a sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all of the trouble wishes can cause . ....read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    All six Bastable children--Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius--are ambitious adventurers, digging detectives and intrepid treasure seekers by nature. Unfortunately, the Bastable family is currently facing an uncertain financial future. When father takes ill, and his business partners abandon him, the six children team up in an effort to restore their family's wealth. Although they devise some ingenious escapades, their efforts usually end up unprofitable but fun--and sometimes their digging gets downright dangerous. But one day their adventure leads them to completely unexpected results. Author E. Nesbit's classic children's stories have entertained countless readers since...read more