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THREE TIMES THE MAGIC EQUALS THREE TIMES THE FUN All three of E Nesbit s delightful fantasies about the Five Children gathered together in one convenient ebook In each, five children Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and the baby stumble on something magical Resulting inevitably in a totally delightful chaos, according to the Reader s Guide to Fantasy The childrenTHREE TIMES THE MAGIC EQUALS THREE TIMES THE FUN All three of E Nesbit s delightful fantasies about the Five Children gathered together in one convenient ebook In each, five children Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and the baby stumble on something magical Resulting inevitably in a totally delightful chaos, according to the Reader s Guide to Fantasy The children are wonderfully real given a magic carpet their inventive mischief with such an object is awe inspiring, the Reader s Guide continues Nesbit s magic is most original, hinting at great wonder and strangeness The guide also calls the Five Children Trilogy, Nesbit s best work You will see why when you read about what happens when the Five Children discover an amulet in the form of a horseshoe that grows until it becomes a gateway through which the children can enter the past and future, and the unintended affect their new found magic ring has the maid Here is a long recognized classic that mixes fantasy and humor Nesbit s world will enthrall and enchant and delight you all at once.
Edith Nesbit married name Edith Bland 15 August 1858 4 May 1924 was an English author and poet she published her books for children under the name of E Nesbit.She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television She was also a political activist and co founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, Surrey, the daughter of agricultural chemist and schoolmaster John Collis Nesbit The death of her father when she was four and the continuing ill health of her sister meant that Nesbit had a transitory childhood, her family moving across Europe in search of healthy climates only to return to England for financial reasons Nesbit therefore spent her childhood attaining an education from whatever sources were available local grammars, the occasional boarding school but mainly through reading.At 17 her family finally settled in London and aged 19, Nesbit met Hubert Bland, a political activist and writer They became lovers and when Nesbit found she was pregnant they became engaged, marrying in April 1880 After this scandalous for Victorian society beginning, the marriage would be an unconventional one Initially, the couple lived separately Nesbit with her family and Bland with his mother and her live in companion Maggie Doran Nesbit discovered a few months into the marriage that Bland had been conducting an affair with Doran, fathering a child with her and previously promising to marry her Though they argued ferociously Nesbit did not end the marriage, choosing instead to move in properly with her husband and become friends with Doran She then began to help support Doran and her own family financially by writing and selling sentimental poetry Nesbit s writing career therefore truly began as a need to support another woman s child.As the family grew Nesbit and Bland became increasingly politically active In 1883 they were amongst the founding members of The Fabian Society, a socialist group that would have an enormous effect on the politics of Britain over the next century The couple named their third child Fabian after the society At around the same time Nesbit invited her close friend Alice Hoatson to live with the family as housekeeper and secretary, as Hoatson was pregnant out of wedlock Nesbit agreed to adopt the child to prevent a scandal However after the child was born it became clear that the father of the child was none other than Nesbit s own husband Bland Nesbit demanded that the mother and baby leave her house however Bland refused to allow it, stating he would leave her in turn if they could not remain Nesbit relented and adopted the baby, Rosamund, and later dedicated her book The Book of Dragons to her.Initially, Edith Nesbit books were novels meant for adults, including The Prophet s Mantle 1885 and The Marden Mystery 1896 about the early days of the socialist movement Written under the pen name of her third child Fabian Bland , these books were not successful Nesbit generated an income for the family by lecturing around the country on socialism and through her journalism she was editor of the Fabian Society s journal, Today.Between 1899 and 1900 Nesbit s life altered dramatically In 1899 Alice Hoatson had another child, John, with Bland whom Nesbit dutifully adopted as her own son That year the family moved to Well Hall House in Eltham, Kent In 1900 her son Fabian died suddenly from tonsillitis the loss would have a deep emotional impact and numerous subsequent Edith Nesbit books were dedicated to his memory These personal upsets were occurring at the same time as Nesbit s increasing success and fame as an author for children In 1899 she had published The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers to great acclaim.
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