Edith Nesbit is more famously known as a writer of children's stories and ghost stories some of which are available in other volumes. But in this volume we explore her poetry. Born in 1858 in Kennington, then part of Surrey and now London, her early life was one of constant moving about before meeting, at age 17, Hubert Bland, whom she was to marry three years later - whilst she was seven months pregnant.
Thought of as the first modern writer for children, she also wrote for adults, producing more than 50 books in total. Like many consummate writers who yearn to be recognised as poets, her other works are given greater recognition. Now, in this volume, you be the judge. These poems are brought to your ears by Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley. Download and start listening now!