Hubert Bland and Edith Nesbit married in 1880. They worked together on a novel The Prophet's Mantle published in 1885. This was their only joint book but Hubert went on to become a book reviewer, founder member, together with Edith, of the Fabian Society and 'Hubert' of the Manchester Sunday Chronicle.
Later in life he lost his eyesight but continued to work on book reviews with the assistance of his secretary, Alice Hoatson. He died in 1914.
Hubert Bland, aged 45