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The Railway Children


The Railway Children, published in 1905, is a classic children’s book which continues to captivate young readers over 100 years later. When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. With their mother they move from their comfortable London home to live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance.

This summer Roberta, Peter and Phyllis return to London with this stunning BookBench honouring this wonderful piece of children’s literature which inspires generation after generation to read for pleasure.

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