The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a
magical novel for adults and children alike
'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't
mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it,
nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already;
I don't know.'
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India
to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors.
She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns
of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed
to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust
of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and
enters a world she could never have imagined.
***With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl***
*** A behind-the-scenes jounrey, including an author profile, a
guide to who's who, activities and more...***
*** a much-loved classic***
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She
had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of
her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated
to the USA where she married and became the successful author of
many children's books including Little Lord Fauntleroy and
A Little Princess.