Classic Children’s Authors


The books we read as children play an enormous part in our lives. Not only can they create a love of books and reading, but they shape the world for us. The books written by the late Victorians for their children have stood the test of time, and remain as famous and popular as ever. The writers led interesting lives too, and in the case of the authors presented here, their inspiration was often closer to their work than we suppose! In this talk we meet Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island), Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children), Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows) and Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden). This talk is not illustrated with slides, although there are extracts from the books.