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Edith Nesbit

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Edith Nesbit

Person  Female  Born 15/8/1858  Died 4/5/1924

Categories: Poetry, Literature

Author and poet. Born at 38 Lower Kensington Lane. She married the journalist and politician, Hubert Bland in 1880, but unknown to her he was still sharing his time with his mistress. With another woman a long-lasting menage-a-trois was formed which had the benefit of providing childcare so that Nesbit could work.

Nesbit and Bland were founding members of the Fabian Society, also naming their son Fabian.Her best known book 'The Railway Children' was published in 1906. 1899-1920 lived at Well Hall. Died at Jesson St Mary's near Dymchurch, Kent , or Friston, East Sussex, depending on source.

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Edith Nesbit

Plaque unveiled by Fern Ravandi, her great-granddaughter.

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