Oliver Soden

Edith Nesbit — a children’s writer of genius who disinherited her own adopted offspring

Her books for children remain classics, but her fiery temper and notorious ménage à trois made for an unstable home life for all concerned

Already a subscriber? Log in

This article is for subscribers only

Subscribe today to get 3 months' delivery of the magazine, as well as online and app access, for only £3.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Enjoy Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Explore our online archive, going back to 1828

Comments

Want to join the debate?

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers by getting your first 3 months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in