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The Railway Children
The Railway Children | E Nesbit
This unique edition of The Railway Children from Dead Dodo Vintage includes the full original text as well as exclusive features not available in other editions. The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography credits Oswald Barron, who had a deep affection for Nesbit, with having provided the plot. The story concerns a family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited. The family take care of a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who came to England looking for his family (later located) and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman, who suffers a broken leg in a tunnel. The theme of an innocent man being falsely imprisoned for espionage and finally vindicated might have been influenced by the Dreyfus Affair, which was a prominent worldwide news item a few years before the book was written.
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MumWhoLovesToRead
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Lovely read

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TheEllieMo
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The Railway Children spent a lot of time waiting for a -#Train

#LetsTravelAugust
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🚂 3mo
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Samplergal
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A delightful book for young readers( and not so young as well). I never read this as a child, and enjoyed it at 63. Reminiscent of another time, this one still works. The children smart and inquisitive, enjoy their time living near the railway station in the countryside. #booked2019 #PublicDomain. Read through serial reader, a great app for public domain books. Only one more prompt to be finished the entire year of prompts.

Butterfinger I loved this as a child. I need to reread it because I don't remember much except the children were waiting on their father. I think. 3mo
TheLudicReader I loved that movie soooo much as a kid. 3mo
Cinfhen Lovely choice and YES to @SerialReader ✅✅✅ 3mo
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rabbitprincess Serial Reader is awesome! I have this one on my Read Later list. 3mo
Samplergal @Butterfinger you are correct. It reminded me of Heidi for some reason. It funny how I was such a voracious reader as a kid, and yet, still didn‘t get to so many classics. 3mo
Butterfinger @Samplergal what did you decide to read for the paranormal prompt? 3mo
Samplergal @Butterfinger Beloved! I don‘t know why I didn‘t think of it. I started it several yrs ago and just picked it up again. 3mo
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Clutterbucks_Queen
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Might scan read an old childhood classic before picking up my library books tomorrow! 🥰
Since I finished The girl with all the gifts today, being left with nothing to read will be so booooring 😴

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ScorpioBookDreams
Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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Looking for my next Serial Reader book and decided to finally read the Railway Children!

Caroline2 Oh I loved this book when I was younger, it‘s so charming. 😍 6mo
ScorpioBookDreams @Caroline2 I love the old film so can‘t wait to see what the book is like. 6mo
Caroline2 From what I remember the film is very faithful so I think you‘ll enjoy it. 😀 6mo
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scripturient
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While I‘m nursing a cold and am doing everything to get well again before heading to our #litsyreadingretreat on Friday, I was thinking about comfort reading. Now there is a new entry on this on my blog: www.theconstantreader.net/blog 😊

TheDaysGoBy Feel better! 7mo
wordzie Oooh pretty ❤ 7mo
julesG Feel better! 7mo
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squirrelbrain Get well soon! 🤞 7mo
shanaqui Those are lovely looking editions! Comfort reading is so important. 7mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 7mo
Sarah83 Oh No... Not again 🙄 7mo
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Bookwormjillk
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My kids refused to read this with me, so I spent the afternoon reading it to myself.

Lcsmcat I remember reading this to my kids! 8mo
thebacklistbook Is this anything like the boxcar children? 8mo
Bookwormjillk @thebacklistbook A little bit. It has the same sweet, old fashioned vibe. The kids live in a house instead of a boxcar though. And they consider themselves poor because they only have one servant. 8mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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#ANewChapter #railway @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Can never go wrong with Usborne 😊 Love this collection of stories! Has beautiful illustrations too!

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Avidreader25
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Yay for bookish Christmas loot! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! 🎄

batsy Lovely! All of my faves ❤️ Though I haven't read that Wodehouse 11mo
Avidreader25 @batsy I‘d never even heard of it! 11mo
Kalalalatja Pretty editions 😍😍 11mo
LeahBergen Lovely!! 😍😍 11mo
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Andrew65
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A true classic, and loved the film too. Some great mystery in this one.
#ComeLittleChildren #OctoberPutASpellOnYou

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beachbookworm7
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5/5 ⭐️ Checkout my review of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit on my blog (link in bio). This was my favorite children‘s classic so far this year and I can‘t believe I had never heard of it before.

#lovereading #bookish #booklove #readstagram #vscocam #totalbooknerd #yabooks #yalit #bookishthings #reader #bookstagramfeature #bookblogger #blogger #bookish #readmore #bookishfeatures #bookphotography #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaholic

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alysonwrites
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“There‘s no end to this tunnel,“ said Phyllis—and indeed it did seem very, very long.
“Stick to it,“ said Peter; “everything has an end, and you get to it if you only keep on.“

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alysonwrites
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“So you‘ve made another lot of friends,” said Mother; “first the railway and then the canal!”
“Oh, yes,“ said Bobbie; “I think everyone in the world is friends if you can only get them to see you don‘t want to be un-friends.“ 😊❤️

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alysonwrites
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“Whenever an Editor was sensible there were buns for tea.” 😅😅😅

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alysonwrites
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I read this book when I was a kid and have no memory of coming across the word “snarky” in it. 😂😂😂 Whenever I find a word or expression in an older book that‘s still in use today, it seems funny to me. But I guess E. Nesbit used it long before I ever did!

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Nebklvr
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A very sweet riches to rags story. Unrealistic? Definitely but worth a read.

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kathleenaflynn
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A children‘s classic I never read as a child. I found this copy on the street and am enjoying it so far — about 1/4 in.

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ReadingMeagan
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Reading outside before the heat becomes too much this morning. I never read this book as a child and I am finding it pretty interesting. At times it doesn‘t seem like a 100 year old book. And then the kids go and make friends with strangers and I chuckle to myself 😆 #strangerdanger wasn‘t a thing then

monalyisha I heard an E. Nesbit story read by Jane Curtin on “Selected Shorts” & I loved it so much! Ever since then, I‘ve been meaning to pick up one of her books (which I also missed as a child)... but you know how TBR lists go. 😉 I‘m thinking maybe “Five Children & It.” 🤔 1y
ReadingMeagan @monalyisha oh wow what a great narrator! This was my first E. Nesbit book, I found a copy for $6 at Chapters and couldn‘t pass that up. I‘ve never heard of “Five Children & It” but I‘m sure it will be charming like this one was 😊 1y
monalyisha @ReadingMeagan Strong love over here for “3rd Rock from the Sun.” When everyone was watching “30 Rock” & talking about it, I‘d get all excited for a second & then realize that my tv reference was 10 years old & decidedly NOT what they meant. 😅👽 1y
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ReadingMeagan @monalyisha LOL I can totally see that happening to myself! I used to love 3rd Rock from the Sun too! The big giant head 🤣🤣🤣 1y
monalyisha @ReadingMeagan Every actor was so perfectly-cast. Now I want to watch it all over again. 😍 1y
Melissa_J I just took my dog for a walk before the extreme heat hits later this afternoon and holy cow is it ever hot already! I suspect my afternoon will be spent indoors enjoying the AC 🤣 1y
ReadingMeagan @monalyisha 👍👍😊 1y
ReadingMeagan @Melissa_J I know! I didn‘t even attempt to walk Dex this morning. He doesn‘t like the heat when it is 22C without any humidity. Today will be spent in front of fans or in a/c! 1y
tracey38 Ugh, the heat index here today isngoing to be between 102 and 109! I'm staying inside. (Well, don't have much choice at work. 😁) Glad you got to enjoy being outside for awhile. 1y
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JillR
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It‘s been a bit of a slog, but we finally finished this tonight, continuing my quest to read with my children all the books I didn‘t read when I was a child. Seth fidgeted through nearly all of this with lots of sighing and annoyance at the writing that feels so dated to him, but then we got to the end, both tried really hard not to cry, and he admitted he‘d actually enjoyed it. A big deal when you‘re 10 and trying to be cool 😆 #raisingreaders

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Lcsmcat
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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Kaye Will this be the last post before Shut Down ? I keep watching the clock. It‘s 7:04 AM 1y
Lcsmcat Me too! I was in a rush to post it for that reason! 1y
AmyG @Kaye I was surprised this worked. Lovely book, btw! 1y
Lcsmcat @AmyG Thanks. It was a favorite when my kids were little. 1y
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Teakillamockingbird
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Decided to become an Usborne Independent organiser. Best business ever. I love books I‘m training to become an ECP so I know lots of schools and parents. And the books are stunning. This is my kit Qb you can join and just sell to friends or you can make a business out off it. Please check my page on Facebook where you can look at catalogue place an order or find out about joining. https://www.facebook.com/puddleduckbooks/

Ms_T Good luck! Usborne regularly visit my workplace 😃 2y
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JillR
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Bookish gift #5: one for Seth‘s pile although I‘ll admit this one is more for me! Another classic I never read as a child. I‘m loving the cover #raisingreaders

batsy I love this book! That's a great edition. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely edition 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy 💕 2y
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scripturient
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I've never read this book but recently picked it up at a second-hand bookshop. Really liking it so far. 😊

Lcsmcat That brings back memories of reading to my kids. They loved that one too. 2y
Gillyreads I love E. Nesbit. I was obsessed with her Five Children and It series as a kid. 2y
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TheLudicReader
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The contenders in the 'classics' category

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LeahBergen
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#UnderTheBridge (hey, I tried! This was a tricky one 😂) #FolioSociety #LyricalApril

KarenUK That cover! 😍😍😍 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Perfect cover for this! 3y
Cinfhen That cover is amazing 💗your definitely our Litsy #coverGirl 3y
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quirkyreader Someday I will have a Folio edition. Hopefully I will find it on the second hand market in some forgotten shop. 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful Folio!💜 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Hey @quirkyreader - I discovered some very reasonably priced Folios on abebooks.com. Just keep an eye on condition! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I think your photo is the best interpretation of this prompt ever! Gorgeous! I love seeing the wrap-around covers on the Folios - keep 'em coming! 3y
Reviewsbylola Very cool cover! 3y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Haha! 😘 3y
LeahBergen @quirkyreader @elkeo Keep searching! I found one a few weeks ago (in its slipcase in perfect condition) at a thrift shop for $3. 👍🏼 3y
LauraBeth 👏👏 3y
LibrarianRyan What a beautiful copy! 3y
GatheringBooks Folio Society!!! 3y
TheLondonBookworm 😍😍😍😍😍 that's beautiful!!!! Perfect for a beautiful book. 3y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3y
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ReadingSusan
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Oh wow The my #favoritechildrensbook is the hardest prompt every. I love, love, love so many children's book. I will start off with the Railway Children. This book sparked my kimagination and I loved these kids making the best of a heartbreaking situation. I loved reading about their adventures.

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Bradleygirl
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#photoadayNov16 #planestrainsautomobiles #late post
I love the Railway Children. I think I love Nesbit the more in her non-magic kid's lit, which is odd since we found er via Edgar Eager & the awesome "Half Magic". Man we loved that one as kids!

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Dragon
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#photoadaynov16 #trainsplanesautomobiles
Okay another chance to show off some of my older books 📚

RealLifeReading Ooh nice collection! 3y
Faibka Nice! 😃 3y
Faibka I don't have The Mystery of the blue train! adding it to TBR 😊 3y
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Dragon Thanks @Faibka I'm happy you found a book for your tbr. I think I've read them all 😀 3y
Lizpixie I love these old covers for Agatha Christie! Is Death In The Air another name for Death In The Clouds? 3y
Dragon Yes @Lizpixie I think one is the American title and one is the UK title. 3y
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Michellesibs
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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I must have watched the film 50 times as a child but as an adult I couldn't remember a thing about it. I'm so glad I read it, brought the storyline back to me and what a cute story it is. I hope children still read and watch the railway children, its deserves its classic status and shouldn't be forgotten about.

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Abailliekaras
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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Such fond memories of E Nesbitt! My kids are lucky enough to be seeing the play today - foyer all done like an old railway station - very cool! #fullofadventure

Libby1 Where did you see it? I live in the UK and there's a special production of it in London. 3y
Abailliekaras @Libby1 yes in London, it was great, I recommend! 3y
Libby1 Excellent! I heard Justin (Mr. Tumble) from CBeebies is playing a role in it. 3y
Abailliekaras @Libby1 yes he's great! 3y
LeahBergen Aww! I loved this book. ❤️ 3y
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scaifea
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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I very much liked this story of three children who must move with their mother from the comfort of their well-to-do London home to a small cottage in the country and "play at being poor" while their father is mysteriously away. A bit saccharine, maybe, but a well-written and comfy read nonetheless, with nicely-drawn and sometimes hilarious characters.

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Brooke_H
Railway Children | E Nesbit
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I don't have the nostalgia for this childhood book like a lot of adults do. This is my first time reading it. So keeping that in mind... The kids in this book were a little irritating in their Perfect Goodness. They are besties with every adult they come across ("Let's kiss and be friends!"), and they save people's lives every other chapter. Having said that, the writing is very clever. And the female characters are strong.

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Brooke_H
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I can't decide how I feel about this book. Every character is so good-with-a-halo, I'm rolling my eyes a good deal. But the writing is quite clever, so I keep going. Any fans of this book here? Convince me!

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SusanInTiburon
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, I have just run across one of the first recorded uses of the word "snarky," right here in The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (1906). (She was always unconventional.)

Yournewfriendsams So cool! 3y
UwannaPublishme 😄👍🏻 3y
LauraBeth I ❤️ finds like this! 3y
ultrabookgeek I honestly had forgotten about this book - I have to find it again and buy it!! 3y
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TheBookHippie
The Railway Children | Edith Nesbit
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Bookmobile fun.

SusanInTiburon Wonderful stuff! I got a new copy of the Railway Children recently; planning to read it again soon. 3y
LisaReads Oh I remember the book mobile! *sigh* 3y
tpixie Love Laura Ingalls Wilder Great memories. Railway children! 3y
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