The Edith Nesbit Society was founded in 1996 and aims to celebrate
the life and work of the author and her friends, by means of talks, publications and visits
to relevant places.
The Society was the inspiration of Nicholas Reed, who became its first Chairman, who thought
a wider audience should be aware of Edith Nesbit's great contribution to children's literature.
Most people have read, or seen at the cinema or on TV, The Railway Children, probably the
best known of her many children's books. Since its publication in 1905 it has never been
out of print.