[DWJ] The Treasure Seekers

Helen Schinske hschinske at aol.com
Tue May 26 19:05:46 EDT 2009


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From: "Kathleen Jennings" <kathleen.jennings at gmail.com>
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>> For a long time as a child I thought the E in Nesbit must be for Edward 
>> or
>> Eric, because clearly the first-person author of Oswald must be male.  I
>
> I think E Nesbit cameos in The Treasure Seekers as the lady Oswald and
> (one of the brothers) meet on the way to the newspaper offices.
>
> K.

Noel. Mrs. Leslie is the writer's name, and she's said to write "better 
poetry than any other lady alive now," so as much as she may resemble 
Nesbit, she's clearly intended to be something of an idealized version.

Helen 




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