Google UK – Google Doodle Edith Nesbit
Today, August 15, 2013 if you visit the Google UK search engine homepages you will find the Google Doodle in honor of the life and legacy of British Author Edith Nesbit. The doodle showcases an image from one of Edith Nesbit’s most well-known works “The Railway Children”.
The design of the doodle is intriguing and different from most recent Google Doodles, it almost looks like the doodler have designed it in an abstract three dimensional image. The doodle consist of a Railway track, a train and a landscape of trees spelling out the words “Google”. There is also a bench with three people sitting on it on the far right of the doodle.
Railway Children, which tells the story of three children – Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis – who along with their mother are forced to leave their comfortable London home and move to a much smaller house in the country where their father is falsely imprisoned.
About Edith Nesbit
Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, Surrey (now Greater London), England on August 15, 1858 and died on May 4, 1924 in New Romney, Kent, England. She was a well-known British Author, writer and Poet known for her children books, which she published under the pen name E Nesbit.
Among Nesbit’s best-known books are The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1898) and The Wouldbegoods (1899), which both recount stories about the Bastables, a middle class family that has fallen on (relatively) hard times. The Railway Children is also known from its adaptation into a 1970 film version. Her children’s writing also included numerous plays and collections of verse.