Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit

Born: 1882
Died: 1924

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Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet. She published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.

She created an innovative body of work that combined realistic, contemporary children in real-world settings with magical objects and adventures and sometimes travel to fantastic worlds. In doing so, she was a direct or indirect influence on many subsequent writers, including P. L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins), Edward Eager, Diana Wynne Jones and J. K. Rowling.

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