The Railway Children
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Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Book DescriptionPaul 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 their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental and unforgettable, the novel retains all its enchantment and enduring appeal in this BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846071157
(142mm x 124mm x 11mm)
Imprint: BBC Physical Audio
Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E. Nesbit
Shakespeare Retold, Hardback (November 2016)
"A collection of seven of E. Nesbit's prose retellings of Shakespeare plays for children, illustrated"--
Railway Children, Hardback (September 2016)
When their father is suddenly taken away, Bobby, Peter and Phyllis must leave London for a simpler life in the country. They make new friends, discover the thrill of the railway and eventually uncover the mystery of their father's disappearance. An original and unabridged edition of E. Nesbit's moving classic.
Five Children and it, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by E. Nesbit
'Five Children & It' is a magical & unforgettable story. When five children move from London to Kent, they are amazed to find an ancient sand-fairy while playing in a gravel pit. This 'Psammead' has the power to grant wishes, but they soon discover that wishing is a risky business & the consequences may not always be to their liking.
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Author Biography - 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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