Best known for The Railway Children and Five Children and It, Edith Nesbitt is considered the first modern children’s author and the inventor of the children’s adventure story. Her life was much more complicated than her books would imply. A staunch socialist and founding member of the Fabian Society, Edith incorporated her avant-garde ideas into her writing. She was a feminist, and a close friend of HG Wells and her love life was somewhat complicated – George Bernard Shaw being one of her many lovers.
|When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 11.30 am|
|Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF|
|Sponsor: Rosa Bartlett|