Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature, examining their most famous works and the impact they had on the genre
Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature focuses on Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons. When Ransome wrote the first of his celebrated sailing adventures, he was better known as a war correspondent than a children's writer, and while reporting on the Russian Revolution he got to know Lenin personally and ended up marrying Trotsky's private secretary.
Series about the lives and work of six great figures in children's literature looks at Edith Nesbit, the first modern children's author and creator of The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Railway Children. In a genre previously dominated by adult voices, Nesbit's stories broke the mould of Victorian sentimentality and were written from the perspective of a child, changing the path of children's literature for ever.