If you’ve been on Google today, you would have seen the latest Google Doodle in celebration of celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit who was born in 1858. The English author and poet is famous the world over for her collections for both children and adults. Her most famous children collections include Tick Tock, Tales of the Clock, Five Children and It, The Enchanted Castle and probably her most famous work, The Railway Children.
Google’s latest Doodle celebrates her most famous children’s novel, The Railway Children. The tale of a family who move to ‘Three Chimneys,’ a house near the railway, after the father is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The book’s popularity was boosted by TV and film adaptations and the 1970 film starring Jenny Agutter remains a fixture on Christmas programming schedules.