Gary Warren, Jenny Agutter, and Sally Thomsett - The railway Children - 1970.  Jenny Agutter studied at Elmhurst Ballet School when it was in Camberley - now the site of Elmhurst Court.

The Railway Children attracts first ever complaint after claim classic film encourages viewers to play on train lines

Gary Warren, Jenny Agutter, and Sally Thomsett - The railway Children - 1970. Jenny Agutter studied at Elmhurst Ballet School when it was in Camberley - now the site of Elmhurst Court.

Beauty and the Beast from Classic Princesses by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Edmund Dulac. - The real original pin.

Beauty and the Beast from Classic Princesses by E. Nesbit, illustrated by Edmund Dulac. - The real original pin.

The Railway Children - a book I have read to my children and to some of my classes. But cannot read "Oh my Daddy, my Daddy," aloud without a sob.

The Railway Children - a book I have read to my children and to some of my classes. But cannot read "Oh my Daddy, my Daddy," aloud without a sob.

Edith Nesbit, ca 1890. Classic children's book writer who inspired J.K. Rowling and C.S. Lewis.

Edith Nesbit, ca 1890. Classic children's book writer who inspired J.K. Rowling and C.S. Lewis.

Romeo and Juliet. Illustration for Children's Stories from Shakespeare by E Nesbit (Raphael Tuck, c 1900).

Romeo and Juliet. Illustration for Children's Stories from Shakespeare by E Nesbit (Raphael Tuck, c 1900).

The Writing of E. Nesbit  December 3, 1964  Gore Vidal

The Writing of E. Nesbit December 3, 1964 Gore Vidal

Five Children and It E Nesbit Beautifully by KittysTales on Etsy

Five Children and It E Nesbit Beautifully by KittysTales on Etsy

(E Nesbit was one of the first children's writers to combine magic with realism. She influenced C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.)

(E Nesbit was one of the first children's writers to combine magic with realism. She influenced C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.)

Ladies of Fantasy (1975) I can think of no other artist whose cover art will instantly compel me to read a book. Of course, there is usually a common thread in books with Edward Gorey's wonderful artwork gracing their covers.  To be fair, I did see E. Nesbit's name in the table of contents, which didn't hurt. 🙂 #currentlyreading #edwardgorey #art #book #bookcover

Ladies of Fantasy (1975) I can think of no other artist whose cover art will instantly compel me to read a book. Of course, there is usually a common thread in books with Edward Gorey's wonderful artwork gracing their covers. To be fair, I did see E. Nesbit's name in the table of contents, which didn't hurt. 🙂 #currentlyreading #edwardgorey #art #book #bookcover

Classic Princesses by E. Nesbit, illustrated by W.H. Margetson. Long before there were Disney Princesses, there were Nesbit Princesses. Here E. Nesbit retells the stories of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. From the author who inspired C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.

Classic Princesses by E. Nesbit, illustrated by W.H. Margetson. Long before there were Disney Princesses, there were Nesbit Princesses. Here E. Nesbit retells the stories of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. From the author who inspired C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.

The STORY of the TREASURE SEEKERS: New Edition: Edith Nesbit, E. Nesbit: 9781512049435: Amazon.com: Books

The STORY of the TREASURE SEEKERS: New Edition: Edith Nesbit, E. Nesbit: 9781512049435: Amazon.com: Books

(Edward Eager.  An admirer of E. Nesbit, Eager wrote books that are delightful and magical. His characters are well-meaning and intelligent and they are readers who talk about characters in their favourite books.)

(Edward Eager. An admirer of E. Nesbit, Eager wrote books that are delightful and magical. His characters are well-meaning and intelligent and they are readers who talk about characters in their favourite books.)

The Wouldbegoods: E. Nesbit: 9781544626222: Amazon.com: Books

The Wouldbegoods: E. Nesbit: 9781544626222: Amazon.com: Books

A School Bewitched written by Naomi Lewis from a story by E. Nesbit, 1985

A School Bewitched written by Naomi Lewis from a story by E. Nesbit, 1985

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