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The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit

By Elisabeth Galvin

Published by Pen & Sword History, October 2018

A ground breaker in every sense, the Edwardian author Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) changed children’s books forever with her much-loved novels, The Railway Children and Five Children and It. Her stories of female heroines, magic, adventure and time travel continue to influence children’s literature more than a century later. Her personal life was every bit as colourful as her fiction. As a cigar-smoking socialist, she was a founder of the Fabian Society and George Bernard Shaw and HG Well frequented her wild bohemian parties. Author Elisabeth Galvin has included an acknowledgement to the Biographers’ Club in this book. She is appearing at the Yeovil Literary Festival, The Johnson Studio, Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, Dorset, on 28 October at 2pm, admission £5; and at the Richmond Literature Festival Dorset, Hampton Library, London, on 15 November, at 7.30pm.

Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2018

The Biographers’ Club is soliciting entries for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2018, so if you or anyone you know has published a first biography that would be eligible for entry, please encourage the publisher to submit it for publication.

Judges: Anne Chisholm, Rachel Cooke and Andrew O’Hagan

Deadline: Thursday 1 November 2018

For more information about the prize, visit here