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  • The Edith Nesbit Society
    Edith Nesbit Society was founded in 1996 and aims to celebrate the life and work of the author and her friends by means of talks publications and visits to relevant places The Society was the inspiration of Nicholas Reed who became its first Chairman who thought a wider audience should be aware of Edith Nesbit s great contribution to children s literature Most people have read or seen at the

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  • The Biography of Edith Nesbit, 1858 - 1924, The Edith Nesbit Society
    was suffering from tuberculosis Upon their return to England Edith s mother moved the family from London to Halstead Kent This was the start of Edith s love of the countryside and especially of Kent At 18 years of age she met Hubert Bland whom she was eventually to marry They married in a Registry Office in the City of London and Hubert found Edith a home overlooking Blackheath south east London A move to a small terraced house in Elswick Road Lewisham still standing with their first child Paul was to be one of the many homes in the south east of London they were to occupy Edith had begun writing in her teens and her artistic talents were needed to bring in money when she and Hubert were first married Her flourish for writing poems articles and children s stories eventually led the family which now numbered three children to move to larger homes in Lee and Grove Park In 1899 the family moved to Well Hall Eltham pictured The three storey house surrounded by orchards and farmland adjacent to a Tudor barn was to be their home for 22 years Edith was a very generous gregarious person and would host parties at Well Hall which attracted the many literary friends she and Hubert had come to know Friends such as HG Wells George Bernard Shaw and friends from the Fabian Society Sydney and Beatrice Webb The First World War and Hubert s death in 1914 brought a change to their fortunes Managing a large house was becoming difficult and at the suggestion of a family friend she left Well Hall for her beloved Kentish countryside Prior to the move she found solace and happiness with Tommy Tucker whom she married in 1917 and together they built a

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  • About Hubert Bland, first wife of Edith Nesbit
    Children s Page Society Publications Membership Links HUBERT BLAND Hubert Bland and Edith Nesbit married in 1880 They worked together on a novel The Prophet s Mantle published in 1885 This was their only joint book but Hubert went on to become a book reviewer founder member together with Edith of the Fabian Society and Hubert of the Manchester Sunday Chronicle Later in life he lost his eyesight but continued

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  • About Tommy Tucker, second wife of Edith Nesbit
    friends of both Edith and Hubert Bland through his association with the local Labour Party After Hubert s death Tommy helped Edith overcome financial problems and eventually their friendship led to marriage They married in 1917 at St Peters Roman Catholic Church Woolwich and in 1922 they looked for somewhere to live near the Kentish coast They found two wooden bungalows at St Mary s Bay Dymchurch Kent which they

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  • Edith Nesbit and the Kentish Countryside
    was Yalding and in particular rowing on the River Medway The attractions of the Medway are described by Edith in two of her novels Salome and the Head and The Incredible Honeymoon The Medway just above the Anchor at Yalding Kent is a river of dreams The grey and green of willows and alders mirror themselves in the still water in images hardly less solid seeming than their living realities

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  • Edith Nesbit and Well Hall, Eltham, London SE9
    had been built by Sir Gregory Page Its former occupants John Arnold the clockmaker had been a tenant as well as being used as a school The site had previously been part of the farmland of William and Margaret Roper Margaret was the daughter of Sir Thomas More and there is every likelihood that their house stood on the moat island Edith Nesbit describes a property very similar to Well

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  • Edith Nesbit's Publications
    at an early age still in her teens had a poem published This gave her greater confidence to write more both for adults and children but it is for her children s books she is best known The Railway Children must be one of the most endearing children s books and echoes a little of Edith s life There is an absent father her own had died when she was

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  • Plaques and memorials to Edith Nesbit
    the society together with contributions from the Eltham Society and the Nesbit Society The original carved by Edith s second husband Tommy Tucker now resides in the porch of St Mary in the Marsh together with an explanatory small brass plaque With funding from Greenwich Council The Edith Nesbit Society and the Eltham Society a plaque was unveiled by Jenny Agutter on 4 May 2004 on the site where Well

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