Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.
She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children’s literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.
I have a baker’s dozen of her books which I will be adding to this page; the work goes slowly because I keep forgetting that I’m supposed to be formatting, and I start reading instead…
The Bastable series has made me laugh out loud quite often.
Another well-known series is the “Psammead Trilogy.”