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- DescriptionJoin us for a heartwarming classic adventure in Edwardian England. When their father mysteriously disappears, due to a false accusation, the sensible Roberta, scientific Peter and dreamy Phyllis are forced to leave their ideal life in London and move to the country, near an old train station. Every day they wave at the London train, believing they are sending their love to their father. After they discover what has happened to him, the attempt a rescue, helping others along the way. When they help an Old Gentleman who regularly take the 9:15 train, he is able to help them prove their father's incence. But will their father ever be able to return?
- Author BiographyEdith Nesbit was born on August 15, 1858 in Kennington, Surrey, England. Her father died when she was four and her sister was ill, causing the family to move from England to Farance, Spain, Germany and back to England. In 1880, Edith married Hubert Bland, but he continued to live with his mother, even though she was already seven months pregnant. She also discovered that another woman had had a child with him, then discovered her best friend had as well. Edith allowed her friend and their baby to move in as a housekeeper and secretary, and Edith adopted the child. Thirteen years later, the woman became pregnant by Nesbit's husband yet again, and Edith adopted the second child as well. They had four children of their own, one son dying after having his tonsils out. Bland died in 1914. In 1917, Edith married Thomas Tucker. During her career as a writer, from 1885 to 1923, Nesbit authored forty children's books and collaborated on another forty. She died on May 4, 1924, at the age of 65, from lung cancer, in New Romney, Kent, England. She is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary in the Marsh.
- Author(s)Edith Nesbit
- Date of Publication09/05/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight327 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byRichard S Hartmetz
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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