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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, her early life was one of constantly moving homes before meeting, age 17, Hubert Bland who she was to marry three years later – whilst 7 months pregnant. Bland kept his affair with another woman going throughout their marriage and the two children from that union were raised by Edith as her own, together with their own three.
After the death of their youngest child at age 15 they founded the Fabian Society in 1884 in his honour. Thought of as the first modern writer for children she also wrote for adults producing over 50 books in total.