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The Railway Children

The Railway Children
  • #: 7619
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-01-20
  • Current Version: 2.0
  • 2.0
  • Size: 0.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Chengming Lu
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © 2009 Your Mobile Apps Inc.
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The Railway Children

by Edith Nesbit

The story concerns a family who move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians. The three children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway line and waving to the passengers.

About Nesbit:

She was born in 1858 at 38 Lower Kennington Lane in Kennington, Surrey (now part of Greater London), the daughter of aschoolteacher, John Collis Nesbit, who died in March 1862, beforeher fourth birthday. Her sister Mary's ill health meant that thefamily moved around constantly for some years, living variously inBrighton, Buckinghamshire, France (Dieppe, Rouen, Paris, Tours, Poitiers, Angouleme, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Pau, Bagneres de Bigorre, and Dinan in Brittany), Spain and Germany, before settling forthree years at Halstead Hall in Halstead in north-west Kent, alocation which later inspired The Railway Children. When Nesbit was17, the family moved again, this time back to London, livingvariously in South East London at Eltham, Lewisham, Grove Park andLee. A follower of William Morris, 19-year-old Nesbit met bankclerk Hubert Bland in 1877. Seven months pregnant, she marriedBland on 22 April 1880, though she did not immediately live withhim, as Bland initially continued to live with his mother. Theirmarriage was an open one. Bland also continued an affair with AliceHoatson which produced two children (Rosamund in 1886 and John in1899), both of whom Nesbit raised as her own. Her own children werePaul Bland (1880-1940), to whom The Railway Children was dedicated;Iris Bland (1881-19??); and Fabian Bland (1885-1900), who died aged15 after a tonsil operation, and to whom she dedicated FiveChildren And It and its sequels, as well as The Story of theT...

Your Mobile Apps Inc. has developed the outstanding ebook reader for iPhone. It includes following features:

* Reading Anywhere - No internet needed

* Easy Navigation - Well organized chapters

* Customizable Reading Experience - Adjustable fonts, size, text and background colors

* Night Mode - For reading in dimly lit environments

* Bookmarks - Bookmark your favorites chapters and reading progress

* Restore Last View - When re-launched, you're returned to the exact location you were last at while reading

More and more features will be added into future updates.

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