When their father is falsely accused of selling national secrets and imprisoned, Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move with their mother from their comfortable city home to a tiny cottage in the countryside, next to the railway station. Soon the children settle in comfortably, befriending everyone, including an old gentleman who waves at them from the 9.15 each day. But the mystery of their father’s disappearance looms large over them. Where is Father? And how does the old gentleman hold the key to the mystery? KEY SELLING POINTS • Part of the Rupa Classics Library that aims to reintroduce readers to popular classics as well as lesser-known books, which deserve to be widely read. • The Railway Children is a moving celebration of a family’s survival through adversity. • A genre-defying book, The Railway Children has enthralled children as well as adults worldwide for over a century. • The Railway Children has been successfully, and frequently, adapted for theatre, television and cinema.
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