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E. Nesbit (Edith Bland, August 15, 1858 - May 4, 1924) IS British novelist and poet. Author (co-author) of more than 60 works of fiction for children, some of which have been adapted for film and television. It is also a political activist and a founding member of the Fabian Society, the forerunner of the modern Labour Party.
Edith Nesbit was born in 1858 in a family of agricultural chemist John Callies Nesbit, who died in March 1862, before her fourth birthday. Due to the poor health of her sister Mary, the family permanently moved for several years, lived in Brighton, Buckinghamshire, France , Spain and Germany before settling for three years Halstd Hall in Halstead in northwest Kent, a place which was later described in her "Children of the railway." When Edith was 17, the family moved again in London.
In 1877, 19-year-old Nesbit met a bank clerk Hubert Bland. 22 April 1880, she married him when he was already pregnant. Their marriage was open. Bland continued his relationship with Alice Hoatson, with whom he had two children (Rosamund (b. 1886) and John (b. 1899), which were adopted by Nesbit. Married with Bland at Nesbit had three children: son Paul Bland (1880 -1940), who were devoted to "The Railway Children"; daughter Iris Bland (1881-1950) and son Fabian Bland (1885-1900), who died at age 15 after surgery on the tonsils, and to whom she dedicated the book "Five children and a monster, "" Treasure Hunters. "
Nesbit and Bland were among the founders of the Fabian Society in 1884. Their son Fabian was named in honor of the society. They also collaborated with the editors of the magazine company, "Today." Nesbit and Bland also a time were in the Social Democratic Federation. Edith lived from 1899 to 1920 in Well Hall House, Elthem, Kent. February 20, 1917, three years after the death of Bland, she married Thomas "Skipper" Tucker, the ship's engineer.
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