Accidental Magic



[PDF / Epub] ☄ Accidental Magic Author E. Nesbit – E17streets4all.co.uk Quentin falls asleep on the altar stone at Stonehenge, and wakes in Atlantis excerpt from the beginning QUENTIN DE WARD was rather a nice little boy, but he had never been with other little boys, and Quentin falls asleep on the altar stone at Stonehenge, and wakes in Atlantis excerpt from the beginning QUENTIN DE WARD was rather a nice little boy, but he had never been with other little boys, and that made him in some ways a little different from other little boys His father was in India, and he and his mother lived in a little house in the New Forest The house it was a cottage really, but even a cottage is a house, isn t it was very pretty and thatched and had a porch covered with honeysuckle and ivy and white roses, and straight red hollyhocks were trained to stand up in a row against the south wall of it The two lived quite alone, and as they had no one else to talk to they talked to each other a good deal Mrs de Ward read a great many books, and she used to tell Quentin about them afterwards They were usually books about out of the way things, for Mrs de Ward was interested in all the things that people are not quite sure about the things that are hidden and secret, wonderful and mysterious the things people make discoveries about So that when the two were having their tea on the little brick terrace in front of the hollyhocks, with the white cloth flapping in the breeze, and the wasps hovering round the jam pot, it was no uncommon thing for Quentin to say thickly through his bread and jam I say, mother, tell me some about Atlantis Or, Mother, tell me some about ancient Egypt and the little toy boats they made for their little boys Or, Mother, tell me about the people who think Lord Bacon wrote Shakespeare And his mother always told him as much as she thought he could understand, and he always understood quite half of what she told him They always talked the things out thoroughly, and thus he learned to be fond of arguing, and to enjoy using his brains, just as you enjoy using your muscles in the football field or the gymnasium Also he came to know quite a lot of odd, out of the way things, and to have opinions of his own concerning the lost Kingdom of Atlantis, and the Man with the Iron Mask, the building of Stonehenge, the Pre dynastic Egyptians, cuneiform writings and Assyrian sculptures, the Mexican pyramids and the shipping activities of Tyre and Sidon.Accidental Magic

Edith Nesbit married name Edith Bland August May was an English author and poet she published her books for children under the name of E NesbitShe wrote or collaborated on over books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television She was also a political activist and co founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour PartyEdith Nesbit was born in Kennington, Surrey, the daughter of agricultural chemist and schoolmaster John Collis Nesbit The death of her father when she was four and the continuing ill health of her sister meant that Nesbit had a transitory childhood, her family moving across Europe in search of healthy climates only to return to England for financial reasons Nesbit therefore spent her childhood attaining an education from whatever sources were available local grammars, the occasional boarding school but mainly through readingAt her family finally settled in London and aged , Nesbit met Hubert Bland, a political activist and writer They became lovers and when Nesbit found she was pregnant they became engaged, marrying in April After this scandalous for Victorian society beginning, the marriage would be an unconventional one Initially, the couple lived separately Nesbit with her family and Bland with his mother and her live in companion Maggie DoranInitially, Edith Nesbit books were novels meant for adults, including The Prophet s Mantle and The Marden Mystery about the early days of the socialist movement Written under the pen name of her third child Fabian Bland , these books were not successful Nesbit generated an income for the family by lecturing around the country on socialism and through her journalism she was editor of the Fabian Society s journal, TodayIn she had published The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers to great acclaim.

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    Accidental Magic PDF ò Kindle Edition wonderful and mysterious the things people make discoveries about So that when the two were having their tea on the little brick terrace in front of the hollyhocks, with the white cloth flapping in the breeze, and the wasps hovering round the jam pot, it was no uncommon thing for Quentin to say thickly through his bread and jam I say, mother, tell me some about Atlantis Or, Mother, tell me some about ancient Egypt and the little toy boats they made for their little boys Or, Mother, tell me about the people who think Lord Bacon wrote Shakespeare And his mother always told him as much as she thought he could understand, and he always understood quite half of what she told him They always talked the things out thoroughly, and thus he learned to be fond of arguing, and to enjoy using his brains, just as you enjoy using your muscles in the football field or the gymnasium Also he came to know quite a lot of odd, out of the way things, and to have opinions of his own concerning the lost Kingdom of Atlantis, and the Man with the Iron Mask, the building of Stonehenge, the Pre dynastic Egyptians, cuneiform writings and Assyrian sculptures, the Mexican pyramids and the shipping activities of Tyre and Sidon."/>
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  • Accidental Magic
  • E. Nesbit
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  • 23 October 2019

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